Pastoral Care in the Sixth Form

At Chenderit, pastoral support is at the heart of everything we do. At the start of Year 12, each student is assigned to a tutor group and a specialist 16 – 19 form tutor who will help you develop the reflective skills you need to monitor your progress and ensure success throughout your time with us. Your tutor will also provide you with access to information, support and guidance as you decide on your career goals and develop as an adult ready to embark on your next steps. Your tutor is there not only to challenge you and support you, but also to help you learn the study and organisational skills that will stand you in good stead all your life. Your tutor will also be your first port of call for social and emotional support and their role is to ensure that you are happy, focussed and making progress.

We are also incredibly fortunate to have a dedicated study supervisor who is permanently based in the Sixth Form Study Centre. Mrs Smith works closely with all of our students to ensure they are developing the independent study skills that are required to secure success in their examinations, whilst also providing care, guidance and support to students who may need it.

The Sixth Form team work very closely in conjunction with the safeguarding and inclusion teams to ensure that all students’ needs are met and that the wellbeing and welfare of our students is constantly monitored. This allows us to work effectively to ensure that the wellbeing of our students is at the forefront of our work. If you have any concerns that you need to make us aware of prior to commencing your studies with us, please contact a member of the Sixth Form or Safeguarding teams at your earliest convenience.

Sixth Form Bursary:

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education. The bursary can be used for travel to and from the school, lunch and other essential equipment that supports a student’s learning, for example textbooks and stationery.

There are two types of of bursary that students can apply for:

Vulnerable Bursary
Students in one or more of the groups below may need more support and can apply for a vulnerable bursary of £1,200 per year which will be paid half termly in arrears (£200 per half term).

The eligible groups are students who are:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
Discretionary Bursary
  • Discretionary bursaries are financial awards made by Chenderit School to individual students to allow them to participate in and benefit from Sixth Form education.
  • The Head of Sixth Form and Finance Department consider all applications, and decide which students will receive a discretionary bursary and how much they will receive. However, they will be targeted at students who are unable to remain in education without financial help with transport, meals, books, equipment etc.

Application form for the Sixth Form bursary can be collected from the Sixth Form Study Centre or the school’s finance office.

If you have any questions about the bursary or how we administer it as an institution, please contact a member of the Sixth Form or Finance Teams.