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.

Student Support Tutor

Upon joining the college you will be assigned a Student Support Tutor, known informally as your SST. Your SST will provide on-going support and guidance throughout your two year programme. You will meet with the other members of your SST group on a regular basis to engage in a range of activities including individual 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 SST 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.

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 SST or LT.