Student Support

Students at Wyke are provided with a high level of dedicated support. Whatever the problem, there will be someone here to help.

The Tutor Team

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.

Learning Support

The Learning Support 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.

Learning Support 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. .

Safeguarding

Wyke Sixth Form College has a dedicated Safeguarding Team who are here to help you. Rebecca Bolder is the designated Safeguarding Officer and Emotional WellBeing Manager, and her role is to provide support, advice and guidance to all students on a daily basis regarding safeguarding and emotional wellbeing.

Her office is in Oak 22. Rebecca also runs an Emotional WellBeing drop in session on Mondays at 10:20-11:20am and Fridays 1:40-2:40pm.

Rebecca also writes an emotional WellBeing blog available to all students which provides advice, guidance and external support contact details for a variety of support services.

College Counsellors

We have a confidential counselling service available that all students can access. Two qualified counsellors are available over three days at the College, offering onsite discrete regular counselling and one off drop in sessions.

Students can self refer via: counsellor@wyke.ac.uk

Financial Support

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: https://wyke.ac.uk/parents/financial-support-and-costs/

Student Executive

“Hey everyone, we are the Student Executive for 2019/2020. As the current Student Executive, we will make sure you have your voice heard and we believe it is of the utmost importance that your opinions are acted on where possible.

We want to help provide the best college experience for both the current students and staff and for the future. Our plans are extensive and can only become possible through the Student Executive.

What matters to us is that we understand what the students want and are going through on a daily basis so that we can react in the correct ways. We want to hear from you, what you want to introduce into the College. Whether it be a new club to raising money for your favourite charity; we believe that the College experience needs to be student led.” Jen Greenwood, President of Student Executive 2019/20