Here for you
We know it can be a big jump from school to college – academically, socially and personally. If you need support, have concerns or just need some friendly advice, there are plenty of people and services you can turn to
Your personal tutor
Your personal tutor will be a very important figure in your life at Havant Sixth Form College. You’ll have regular group tutorials and one-to-one sessions with your tutor. Your tutor will help you set targets and monitor your progress through your Personal Learning Plan (PLP). As a First Year student you’ll also have a mentor – a Second Year student who’ll give you the benefit of their experience and inside knowledge!
Academic Support Centre
If you face challenges in your learning, you can get specialist help through our Academic Support Centre, which is open to all our students right through the day. We welcome students with disabilities and do all we can to enable them to participate fully in College life.
The Academic Support Centre provides help with study skills like essay writing, time management, revision planning and exam technique – useful ways to boost your grades and excellent preparation for university. These are run as weekly sessions, which you can slot in between your normal lessons.
Please contact the Academic Support Centre for a copy of our Disability Statement and further information.
Gifted and Talented (G&T)
If you’ve been identified as gifted and talented (G&T) at school – academically, in sport or the arts – you’ll get extra support, including help with applying for Oxbridge, Russell Group universities, or a medicine, veterinary science or law degree. In your Second Year, you’ll be in a tutor group with other G&T students.
We have a multi-faith room available for students offering space for prayers, reflection, guidance and counselling, either individually or in small groups. The Chaplaincy Service is open to students of all faiths or none.
Our Chaplain attending the College provides opportunity for an informal chat and encourages multi-faith dialogue. From September, the Chaplain will be liaising closely with the Student Union and have involvement in supporting national and local charity fundraising. We also have a Christian Union.
Gay Straight Alliance
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a group for all students: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, questioning and straight. They are an open and welcoming group who meet weekly to socialise, discuss relevant issues such as sexuality and gender identity and to plan fundraising.
Welfare and counselling
Whatever you’re dealing with, you don’t have to do it alone. Our Student Welfare Service is always here to offer information, advice and guidance and put you in touch with specialist help, or just talk things through in quiet, relaxed surroundings. You can self refer to our confidential service and we will do our best to see you as soon as possible. We also have a Health & Wellbeing Centre and you’ll also find mentors here at lunch times.