The College’s teams of dedicated teaching and support staff are committed to ensuring that all students are fully supported during their time at College. The information below gives an overview for prospective students and their parents of the support available.
Please visit the Student Support and Welfare section of the Reigate College Portal for more detailed information on how enrolled students can access different kinds of support.
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Support is offered in a variety of ways:
Tutor Group and Personal Tutor
All students are allocated a Tutor Group and Personal Tutor.
Personal Tutors are the equivalent of school ‘form teachers’ and will usually be a main subject teacher. This means that students and their Personal Tutors get to know each other extremely well during their time at College.
The Personal Tutor’s primary role is to oversee their tutees’ pastoral care, supported by a team of pastoral support staff, including senior members of staff. They also act as a conduit for information and are responsible for delivering the College’s Tutorial Programme.
All students meet with their Personal Tutor, in their Tutor Group once a week, for a mandatory, timetabled tutorial period.
Personal Tutors are also the main point of contact with the College for parents and guardians.
The College’s Tutorial Programme is delivered by Personal Tutors. Sessions cover a broad range of topics, including subjects focusing on health and well-being, as well as workshops relating to progression and career planning.
Individual Learning Plan
Students are monitored closely by their teachers who develop an Individual Learning Plan, with targets set for attendance, effort and achievement. These are reviewed regularly and form the basis of students’ reports (see below).
Reports and Review Meetings
Academic Reports indicating attendance, effort and achievement, are sent home every six weeks during the main academic year (equating to five reports in the Lower Sixth and four in the Upper Sixth).
Parents and guardians are invited to Review Meetings with subject teachers, in both the Lower and Upper Sixth. These are used to discuss progress and feed back any specific issues.
Counselling and Safeguarding
The College offers all students free access to a comprehensive external counselling service. Trained counsellors can then refer students to other sources of support, should they be required.
The College’s counselling and safeguarding polices are in line with the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board. These set out to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students at all times.
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The College is committed to inclusive education and seeks to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to make the most of their individual skills and abilities.
Specialist support is delivered by professionally qualified, experienced staff who are based in the Supported Learning Centre on the first floor of Priory Building.
The department has qualified and experienced staff to assess and support:
- Students with learning difficulties or disabilities
- Students for whom English is not a first language
- Students with a physical or sensory disability
- Students with any medical condition which may affect their learning
All Learning Support needs should be raised at application stage, so that they can be followed up at interview, or before.
The College has two fully staffed Supported Learning Centres.
The one located on the first floor of the Priory Building is open from 9.00 am to 4.15 pm, Monday to Friday (term-time only) and provides a quiet and friendly environment in which students can work and receive support from staff. Support available might include advice with things like study skills, organisational skills and dealing with exam stress.
The second Centre is the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) which is located on the first floor of the Langham Building (above Reception). The ILC is open 8am to 5pm (term-time only) and has around 110 PCs (available on a first come, first served basis, together with additional desk space and access to a variety of other resources. The ILC is a silent study area and staff enforce this at all times.
Independent Study Skills and Learner Improvement Programme: In order to prepare students for life at university or employment, the skills for independent study are embedded in all College teaching.
Students who are identified as needing additional support with developing these skills are assigned additional, timetabled sessions, via a Learner Improvement Programme.