We have a defined support system for all of our students, helping you to achieve your potential and aspire to reach further. We offer both pastoral and academic support, with guidance on financial, educational and career matters.
You will receive regular updates on your progress from your course teachers and personal tutors. Based on your GSCE performance, we set all our students realistic yet challenging targets to reach their potential in their chosen courses. Support is tailored to ensure you can achieve your potential and can aspire to stretch yourself academically. We will also provide extra support where required.
You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of your time with us. You will meet your tutor daily to discuss academic and personal progress, and they will support you through the process of university applications, apprenticeships or work placements.
On occasions, students may have an issue that they need confidential and specialist support for from our counsellor who is on site one day per week. Staff are happy to make referrals as needed.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed or just in need of someone to talk to, you can also find help through the Samaritans, Childline and Kooth; their contact details are below:
Samaritans – call free 24 hrs a day on 116123 or visit their website at www.samaritans.org/
Childline – call free 24 hours a day on 0800 1111 or visit their website at https://childline.org.uk/
Kooth – chat with their counsellors https://kooth.com/ Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Student Welfare Officers
You can also get support from our dedicated SWOs, who provide advice and guidance on issues, concerns and any questions you may have. This could involve academic support, discussing problems outside of the sixth form setting or just simply needing to talk. There is also dedicated careers advice, information and guidance available in our learning resource centre.
Below are a number of useful websites for information on careers options, apprenticeships, higher education and much more besides. (Please note that Hucknall Sixth Form Centre are not responsible for the content of any external website)
General advice and guidance
- Unifrog – unifrog.org
- Prospects –prospects.ac.uk
- Life Skills – barclayslifeskills.com
- Do It (Volunteering) – do-it.org/
- All About School Leavers – allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk
- Nationwide Education Parents’ Guide – nationwideeducation.co.uk/parents-quick-guide
- O2 Jargon Buster – https://www.o2.co.uk/help/digital-services/jargon-buster
Careers and apprenticeships
- iCould (Careers information) – icould.com
- National Careers Service – nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
- National Apprenticeship Service – apprenticeships.gov.uk
- Tomorrow’s Engineers – tomorrowsengineers.org.uk
- Go Construct (Careers in Construction) – goconstruct.org
- All About Careers in Finance – allaboutfinancecareers.co.uk/finance-careers
- Healthcare Careers – healthcareers.nhs.uk/
- Careers in Psychology – bps.org.uk/public/become-psychologist
- UCAS – ucas.com/
- Student Finance – gov.uk/student-finance
- Which University? – university.which.co.uk/
- Future Learn – University and Your Future: Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Degree Course – futurelearn.com/courses/career-planning-and-your-degree