Supporting Your Studies

You will have a form group and will register each morning with your form tutor. As a Sixth Form tutor the core role is to support students as they strive to become independent adults. Support comes in many forms and is adapted to the individual needs of the particular student.

Sometimes tutors may need to help you come to terms with the fact that things are not going well, identify the causes of the issues and work through a study plan with you; liaison between teachers, students and parents is a key aspect of this. Concerns raised by an individual teacher would lead a tutor to investigate further and identify if the issue is subject specific one or whether it is a small piece of a larger picture. Depending on the nature and scale of the concern we may contact parents and arrange a meeting. Likewise, if parents raise a concern, we will happily meet with them and work together to resolve the issue. This approach allows the students to feel there is a supportive network around them which can be tightened and released when appropriate for them.

16-19 Sixth Form Bursary: Important information for all Year 12 and 13 students and their parents/carers

The Sixth Form bursary fund is made available from the government through the Education and Skills Funding Agency to provide students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. A bursary is money that you, or the school, can use to pay for things like: clothing, books and other equipment for your course transport and lunch on days you study or train. You can find more information here https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund 

A copy of our current bursary guidance and application form can be found below: 

Bursary Guidance & Application Form

 

ADVICE

ALCOHOL SUPPORT – Al Anon (adults)  0207 403 0888       www.al-anonuk.org.uk
ALCOHOL SUPPORT – Al Ateen (teenagers)  0800 0086811   
B-EAT – Eating Disorders – youthline   0345 6347650 www.beateatingdisorders-youthline
BEREAVEMENT – CRUSE         0808 808 1677    
BEREAVEMENT – CHILD BEREAVEMENT UK 0800 0288840     
WINSTONS WISH    www.winstonswish.org 
BROOK -  Sexual Health Advice     www.brook.org.uk
BULLYING UK              0808 800 2222   www.bullying.co.uk
CALM ZONE (men in crisis)    0800 585858  
CARE ADVICE LINE – for young people    0207 017 8901 advice@becomecharity.org.uk
CARERS – YOUNG CARERS  (MK)         01908 231703 mail@carersmiltonkeynes.org
CARERS – YOUNG CARERS (Northants) 01933 677837  youngcarersteam@northamptonshire-carers.org
CHILDLINE  0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
DISABILITY RIGHTS UK   0800 328 5050   enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ABUSE  24 hours  0808 2000 247  
DRUGS – Talk to Frank         0300 123 6600  www.talktofrank.com
EQUAL RIGHTS/HUMAN RIGHTS - Acas    0300 123 1100 www.acas.org.uk
GAMBLING – Big deal     0808 802 0133    www.bigdeal.org.uk
HOUSING – Shelter    0808 800 4444   www.shelter.org.uk
MENS ADVICE LINE (domestic violence/abuse)   0808 801 0327  info@mensadviceline.org.uk
MIGRANT CHILDRENS PROJECT      info@coramclc.org.uk
LAW STUFF – education/crime/police/rights)    www.lawstuff.org.uk
MONEY & DEBT - Step Change   0800 138 1111   clientservice@stepchange.org
Money Advice Service    0800 138 7777 www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
NORTHANTS YOUTH FORUM    01604 838592  forums@northampton.gov.uk
REFUGE – Teenage girls & young women    0808 2000 247  www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
SAMARITANS 0847 909090  Jo@samaritans.org
SELF HARM – TESS   07800 472 908  tessmail@selfinjurysupport.org.uk
STONEWALL – LGBTQ+    info@stonewall.org.uk
WOMENS & GIRLS NETWORK    0808 801 0660 www.wgn.org.uk
WOMENS AID     helpline@womensaid.org.uk



CAREERS

MK COLLEGE 01908 684444 www.mkcollege.ac.uk
NORTHANTS COLLEGE 0300 123 2344 www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk
NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE    01908 232 808 www.nationalcareersservice.gov.uk
PROSPECTS   www.prospects.ac.uk
SHAW TRUST   0300 303 3111     www.shawtrust.org.uk
WORKS FOR US CAREERS  07852 963744  info@worksforus.org.uk
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT UK   www.youthemployment.org.uk
PRINCES TRUST 0800 8428942   www.princes-trust.org.uk
SELF EMPLOYMENT- GO COMPARE   https://www.gocompare.com/business-insurance/self-employment-guide/

 

MENTAL HEALTH

KOOTH (online support and resources)        www.kooth.com
MIND / YOUNG MINDS   www.mind.org.uk
SERVICE SIX    01933 277520     www.servicesix.co.uk
SHOUT      Text 85258  
THE LOWDOWN          01604 634385    info@thelowdownnorthampton.co.uk
TIME 2 TALK       www.time2talk.org.uk
YOUTHWORKS CIC        www.youthworksnorthamptonshire.org.uk

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING

GATEWAY HOUSING (short term)     01604 759981 enquiries@gatewayhousingservices.co.uk
HOMES2INSPIRE (care leavers)     www.homes2inspire.co.uk
MK COUNCIL 01908 691691   www.milton-keynescouncil.gov.uk
NORTHANTS COUNCIL    www.northamptonshirecouncil.gov.uk
SANCTUARY SUPPORTED LIVING (escaping dv) 0330 123 3247  www.sanctuarysupportedliving.co.uk
YMCA     01908 295 600 admin@mkymca.com