Student Support


We pride ourselves on providing a first class pastoral care system.

Here at Stockton Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on providing a first class pastoral care system. From the moment you join college, you will be assigned a Progress Tutor who will support your progression and welfare at college. You will also be supported by one of our Faculty Managers. Each week you will meet with your Progress Tutor and tutor group and follow an active tutorial programme which aims to support your studies and prepare you for your next steps, whether that be university or employment.

Parents are introduced to the colleges induction and student support programme early in the first term and we keep parents informed of progress through regular reports, parents evenings and encourage parents to access an online portal where subject performance can be continually monitored.

Equal opportunities and safeguarding policies

Before you enrol, we offer information on the support available to you and an assessment of your personal needs. Once you are a student, we can offer academic support and more specialist support for dealing with the development of communication, numeracy, IT skills, English for speakers of other languages, help for dyslexic students and much more.

The college has an Equality and Diversity Policy and we aim to ensure that no member of the college suffers from prejudice or discrimination in any form. We welcome applications from students with learning difficulties/disabilities and we try to make the transition from school to college as smooth as possible for all students.

Our formal Disability Statement tells you more about how we can help students overcome any difficulty or disability, so each student’s time at college is successful.

The designated safeguarding leads for the college are Jane Britton and Jonathan Newton they can be contacted via j.britton@tvc.ac.uk and j.newton@tvc.ac.uk

Examination arrangements

If you qualify for extra time in exams, we ask the Examining Body in advance to consider and agree to any special arrangements.

Counselling

The college employs a counsellor for times when a student may want to speak to someone outside of the college, on a confidential basis.

SEN local offer

Stockton Sixth Form is an open access college; we pride ourselves on always finding a course for anyone who applies to us regardless of age or ability, dependant on suitability, funding restrictions and course availability.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment where students can thrive and reach their potential.  The college welcomes applications from all, regardless of prior achievement, and is committed to providing appropriate resources, facilities and services to enable all students to be successful. You can download our SEN local offer here.

Contact our SEND Co-ordinator Tristan Keates via t.keates@tvc.ac.uk

or Deputy Faculty Manager (SEND) Sharon Moore – s.moore@tvc.ac.uk

 

Learning Support

Here at Stockton Sixth Form College we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment where students can thrive and reach their potential. The college welcomes applications from all and is committed to providing appropriate resources, facilities and services to enable all students to succeed.

We support students of all abilities both in and out of the classroom, throughout the full range of courses.  We welcome discussions with prospective students and employ a problem-solving approach to ensure we are able to meet your needs.

Before you enrol at college, we can offer information on the support available to you and an assessment of your personal needs. We will arrange a one to one tour of the college and can liaise closely with your school to ensure your transition to college is as smooth as possible.

We can provide the following support:

  • Enhanced transition, supporting you through the process of applying and settling in to college
  • One to one support in lessons and study periods
  • A dedicated ‘Quiet Room’ for students who need it
  • Support with study skills
  • Exam access arrangement assessments
  • Access to equipment such as laptops
  • Personal care

Level 2

Improve your grades, Improve your confidence, Improve your self esteem. Move on with your life with Stockton Sixth Form College.

You will attend college three days per week – Tuesday – Thursday

You will study:

  • Your choice of vocational subject
  • English – GCSE or Functional Skills
  • Maths – GCSE or Functional Skills
  • Employability skills

If you have already achieved a grade 4 or above in English or maths, you will have the opportunity to achieve another Level 2 qualification. This will be either:

  • AQA Higher Project Qualification
  • NOCN Level 2 Award in Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability

Benefits of studying at Stockton Sixth Form College:

  • Small class sizes
  • Supportive and encouraging environment
  • Friendly and experienced staff who will help you remain motivated and achieve your goals
  • Extra support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Focused careers support to help you make the right choice for your future
  • Opportunities for work experience and workplace visits and talks.

Financial Support

The College receives funding from the Government to support young people who need financial assistance in order to continue in further education.

If you are a UK citizen or have been a continuous resident in the UK for the previous 3 years before the start of the course, and are pursuing or intend to pursue a full or part time course of study during the academic year but you are inhibited by financial difficulties or by anticipated financial concerns, then you may be eligible to receive financial assistance.

Financial support funding is not designed to support general living costs, but to be used towards food and course related costs.

Financial Support Leaflet 2022/23

Financial Support Application Form 2022/23