Support and Help
Information, advice and guidance to all of our Year 12 and Year 13 students is one of our main responsibilities. There are extensive internet based resources which offer information on the vast future options available to students.
We invite to the academy, a range of outside speakers to discuss issues such as Higher Education; which university; what course; how to apply for Student Finance, Apprenticeships, Internships to Health and Well-Being, and more. Students attend university and career based trips – some of these are as a year group others are done independently.
The element of guidance comes from all that we do in providing and enabling students to access the information and advice. Through ISIs, and detailed information shared between Sixth Form tutors and teaching staff we aim to support our students in whatever their choices are during and after their time here at Callington Community College.
Concern about the College
If you have a concern about the College, its staff or one or more of its students, you can report it here on the Contact us page or via the whisper button. .
Health and Wellbeing
Sixth Form can be a great time of change in young people’s lives, and there are many new situations and issues that students face. If you feel that you need to talk to someone at the College, in the first instance please contact your Tutor or Head or Assistant Head of Year. All of these members of staff will be able to advise and refer on to more specialist help if necessary.
There are also many agencies that offer help and support to students of a Sixth Form age, including:
- Kooth – Help with mental health issues, Kooth offers an immediate on-line counselling service for people aged between 11 and 18 (they also have a monitored forum). On-line chat is available from midday on weekdays and from 6pm on weekends.
- BeMe – The BeMe team offer a range of services to people experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. They are part of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and offer help to anyone over the age of 16 who needs it, free of charge
Bursary Financial Support – 16-19 Bursary
Schools and colleges across the country have received from the government a bursary fund for learners in post 16 education and training in 2016-17.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training post-16. It also aims to eliminate the gap in attainment that currently exists nationally between students from poorer and more affluent backgrounds. This is the overarching principle on which decisions regarding the bursary fund will be made.
For further information regarding the 16-19 Bursary please see the attached documents or come and collect these from the Sixth Form Office.