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Our staff are all well trained and know when and how to offer advice and when to refer concerns into other teams. You will naturally develop strong professional relationships with some of the staff you come into contact with and it is important that they become a key part of your support network. College can be much easier to navigate if you have trusted adults that you can rely on if you need them.
There are two types of support available for student to support their health and wellbeing:
Universal support is available to every single student in the College and includes:
Targeted support is directed at students with specific needs and includes:
In the first instance, please discuss any issues you may have with your tutor, who will be able to discuss your worries and signpost you as needed. If you require urgent support, please contact 999.
You can also access lots of other information to support your wellbeing at:
Every student is allocated an individual Progress Tutor who supports and guides them through their study programme over the course of their time with us. Students are placed in a tutor group according to their year of study, and a programme of study skills, health advice, university and next steps guidance is delivered.
The Progress Tutors work closely with curriculum staff to ensure the very best level of support for our students, enabling them to be successful in all their subject choices. They also work in collaboration with university and careers coordinators, supporting students with their next steps after their time studying at the College.
Along with this, students meet with their Progress Tutor regularly on a one-to-one basis to discuss their progression and decide what will help them best in achieving their goals. The Progress Tutor team also offer pastoral support beyond the curriculum and can refer to external agencies if necessary.
The Additional Learning Support (ALS)Department offers support to any student who might need extra help. Personalised support is available for students with Education, Health and Care Plans, disabled students and those with physical health conditions and other learning needs.
We offer advice, support and guidance with time management, organisational skills and exam preparation as well as some small group and 1:1 support. We also liaise with the Exams Office to make provision for students who have been identified as requiring special access arrangements when taking their exams.
ALS staff are experienced in supporting students with a whole range of additional learning needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia and hearing or visual impairments.
Where appropriate, we work in close collaboration with external agencies such as IPASS and Occupational Health to ensure that students are fully supported during their time at College and in preparation for their next steps when leaving Wyke, whatever they may be.
All Wyke students are welcome to use the quiet study areas located in Oak 3 and 4, for paired, small group and independent study. A small number of lockers are also available in this area, to students who require one for medical reasons. Lift keys and other specialised resources are also available to students who require them. Students are encouraged to come along and discuss their individual needs.
Wyke Sixth Form College has a dedicated operational Safeguarding Team who are here to help you. The team is currently based in Oak 22 and consists of;
Rebecca Bolder, Safeguarding Lead and Deputy DSL
Naomi Robinson, Safeguarding Officer
Danielle McKeown, Safeguarding Officer
The teams role is to provide support, advice and guidance to all students on a daily basis regarding safeguarding and student welfare.
Wyke Sixth Form College offers financial support through the college discretionary award. If you are eligible, the college will provide you with a travel pass or a meal allowance. You can also access financial assistance towards other essential college items. More information on finanical support can be found at here
“My role as the President of the Student Executive is to lead our team to strive for the best experience here at college for all students. As a collective, we aim to bridge the gap between everybody, making sure every voice is heard so we can represent everyone in some form. We want to celebrate our diverse culture at Wyke hence outlining some of the events we wish to celebrate, such as Wyke Pride.” Fin Ledger, President of the Student Executive 2022/23