Support, Wellbeing & Enrichment
Student support and wellbeing
Capital 6 has a comprehensive network of support available to students as they progress; there is always someone to help.
All students are attached to a Learning Adviser (LA) group that meets every day. The Learning Adviser is responsible for monitoring students’ overall progress through weekly 1-1 sessions and target setting days. LAs are the first point of contact for parents/carers, and each sixth form year has a Lead Teacher, similar in the pastoral role to a Head of Year, who oversees attendance, progress and achievement.
We have a KS5 Student Support Officer who is responsible for supporting students with their studies, as well as managing the needs of students who face challenging circumstances or other barriers to learning. We work closely with the Psychology
Service should our students need further support during their sixth form studies and our Capital 6 Co-ordinator also oversees careers education for the sixth form; working alongside our impartial Careers Advisor. Each student has a personalised schedule of careers guidance to help them make the decisions about their next steps after Capital 6.
The SBC6 consortium offers a full enrichment programme on Wednesday afternoons including community projects, lecture programmes, work based skills, sport or the arts.
Each school will offer a different programme and students can select from any of these programmes on a termly basis giving the widest possible choice. For example students may want to follow a competitive sports programme for the first term at
Capital and then take part in a volunteering programme based at Newman for the second semester. This range of extracurricular opportunities is unique to the consortium and will allow all Capital 6 students the chance to build their CV in a
bespoke fashion to strengthen their university or employment application. This will also create a collegiate-style educational experience helping to prepare students for higher education.