PASTORAL SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
Post-16 study should be a memorable experience both academically and socially. However, a minority of students face pressures which may affect wellbeing and progress. Examine your study habits closely; if a problem still exists, the network below is there to help you. Do not be afraid to ask for help and advice when necessary. School can usually provide effective support if an issue is brought to the attention of a member of this support network early enough.
HM Harriet Miller Year 12 Student Manager
Student managers are trained members of staff who are available to offer support and advice to students experiencing problems and/or hardships.
The purpose of student managers is to give students a point of contact with whom they can communicate their difficulties. Appropriate guidance is then given to students and necessary liaisons with parents/ staff outside agencies arranged.
Support from student managers can take many forms; coping mechanisms for anxiety, strategies to support organisational difficulties, self-confidence issues and not coping in school are to name but a few. Some students may require a long-term system of support; others may just need temporary respite. Whatever the issue, the Student Managers will ensure that all assistance that can be given within school is given.
TUTORING AND ACADEMIC MENTORING
All students in Post-16 are assigned a personal tutor and all students undertake a programme which supports the development of life skills and wider enrichment. We take great pride in the tutor-student relationships we foster through academic mentoring and pastoral support.
Student Support and Guidance
1 Subject Teachers
2 Head of Department
3 Learning Leader (Y12)
4 Form Tutor
5 Student Manager
6.Mentoring programme (tutor)
1 Form Tutor
2 Student Manager
3 ‘Place 2 Be’ Counsellor
4. Other External agencies as required
1 Form Tutor
2 UCAS (Mr Sykes)
3 Work Experience, Employment & Training (Karen Mitchell)
Student Managers deal with many students with pastoral concerns daily. This can be over minor issues such as lost paperwork, dress code or advice can be about more serious issues/pastoral concerns. In the first instance they will work with the student. Concerns of a more serious nature will be referred to the Director of Post-16 and parents contacted where appropriate. Teachers / Tutor with any pastoral concerns will pass these on the Student Support Mangers who will look to further support you.
INDIVIDUAL NEEDS & STUDENT SUPPORT
Some Post-16 students will benefit from specific input from the Inclusive Learning Department. This may include exam arrangements, literacy support or, in the case of some students, specific learning strategies. Judith Iliff is the point of contact for Post-16 students and can be found on G Corridor in Office G2. A referral can be made through the Student Managers or a subject teacher. Every student with a specific need should work with Mrs Iliff on creating a ‘Pupil Passport’ to record how their learning can be supported. Students joining IGS in Year 12 with any specific needs should make an appointment with the Inclusive Learning Team via the Post-16 team to transfer the information from their previous school.
Any issues must be identified as early as possible so that appropriate provision can be put in place. This support is intended to help all students achieve their targets. Pastoral support is offered mainly by the Student Support Managers or Form Tutor and academic support by the Learning Leader or Subject Area.
The 16-19 Bursary is available to all Post-16 students meeting the criteria. Application forms and details of the entry criteria will be available in early September from the Post-16 office and the school website and all applications must be submitted before October.