Pastoral Support at Blackpool Sixth
To provide support and guidance through your time at Blackpool Sixth and prepare you for life after college.
The pastoral curriculum is a programme designed to aid your success at Blackpool Sixth, incorporating many elements to help you in your journey through further education and into the world of work, university or apprenticeships. The aim is to be a success not only in your studies, but also in your future.
The core programme
- Weekly group sessions
- Guest lectures
- one-to-one support and mentoring
Weekly group sessions
Weekly group sessions can be delivered in the classroom, or remotely via Google Meet, and will last for approximately 30 minutes. In these sessions you will cover a range of subjects which will broaden your knowledge and skills around:
- Mental wellbeing
- Physical wellbeing
- Core values & British values
- Study Skills
- Personal finance
- Social skills
- Careers advice and guidance
- Current issues
For some topics, expert guest speakers will be invited in to deliver topics linked to their field of expertise. For example, this can include representatives from universities, apprenticeship providers and local employers.
One-to-one support and mentoring
Your pastoral mentor will be available throughout your time at Blackpool Sixth as a central point of advice and guidance. All pastoral mentors are based in ‘The Link’, which is located centrally and on the ground floor of the college. Students can drop in The Link at any time for support or guidance – if your pastoral mentor is not available, another pastoral mentor will always help. Your pastoral mentor will also conduct one-to-one reviews with you to discuss your academic progress and personal development. You can book a one-to-one appointment with your pastoral mentor yourself whenever you need it – just contact them!
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