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Pastoral support

At King Edward’s we will work hard to get to know you as an individual and will provide the support and encouragement you need to excel during the next vital and formative two years of your life. We have a comprehensive set of systems in place which are designed to guide and support you, happily and successfully, on every stage of your journey with us.

Personal Tutors

Upon joining the college you will be assigned a Personal Tutor, known informally as your PT. Your PT will provide on-going support and guidance throughout your two year programme. You will meet with the other members of your PT group on a regular basis to engage in a programme designed to help you develop the personal 'competencies' that will make you a more successful student now and in the future.  You will also meet with you PT individually for 1:1 reviews to explore how you are getting on, set targets and address any issues you may have.

Lead Tutors

Your Lead Tutor works closely with your PTs and has responsibility for your pastoral care whilst you are a student here. Lead Tutors have an array of services and advisors, including counsellors, whose help can be called on for additional or specialised support. A comprehensive rota ensures that there is always someone available for students to sit down and talk to, if they have a problem.

Medical Welfare

The college has its own Medical Welfare Officer. Aimie is a fully qualified medic, with over 10 years pre-hospital experience and she is a first aid instructor. Aimie can deliver all the work-based first aid qualifications, including the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid, which will be very helpful for the those wanting to study medicine or paramedic science.

Aimie is available from 08.30-16.30 Monday - Thursday and 8.30-16.00 on a Friday. She offers a drop in or appointment-based health service that includes.

Management of medical conditions
Advice and information about Sexual Health including free condoms
Nutritional advice
Weight Management
Period products/advice
Mental Health services
Registering with a GP / Dentist
Advice about self-care, plus much more.

Subject Teachers

Your subject tutors are experts in their respective areas. They provide focussed support on all aspects of the curriculum area, including specialised study skills support through workshops, individual appointments, and formal attendance and assessment data published through the parents’ portal on the college website.

College Counsellors

Students and staff have access to three fully qualified counsellors on site who deal with a variety of issues in complete confidence. Students can refer themselves or this can be done through their PT or LT.

 

Next event:

Admissions Webinar - 6.00 pm 6:00pm on 4th October 2021

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