During your first few weeks in College your course tutors will be getting to know you and finding out about the skills you have and where you need extra help in order to successfully complete your course.
Sometimes you may need extra help with literacy, numeracy, exam skills, writing an assignment or any other problem that may be worrying you. We will assess whether in class or one-to-one support in the Study Centre would be beneficial. We have experienced staff who will work with you and your course tutors, to ensure that you get the support you need. When you first come to New College Stamford you will be asked to take part in an assessment of your reading, writing and maths, as this will help us to make sure we are offering you the right support and help. You will have a chance to speak with one of the Study Centre team at your interview. We have staff who are qualified to teach students:
- With severe to mild learning difficulties
- Who are deaf and hearing impaired
- With specific learning difficulties
- With basic skills needs
- Who are blind or visually impaired
- Who have a physical disability
We may also provide you with the following support:
- A learning support assistant
- A communication support worker
- A note taker
- Pre-recorded tapes
- Enlarged or braille materials
- Specialist IT resources
Our aim is to enable you to successfully complete your course.
Student Advisors will help you settle into college life. They will help you manage your time, develop your study skills and help build your confidence during regular tutorial and one-to-one sessions.
Our friendly College Chaplains are available to offer pastoral care and support for all students and staff members. The chaplains are actively involved in college life and welcome students from all faiths and none. There is a quiet room – the Sanctuary available for prayer, reflection, and meditation or simply for when you need time to think.
A professional College Counsellor is available to support students during term time on an appointment or drop-in basis. The service is strictly confidential and can help you deal with any personal problems during your time at college. The one-to-one sessions can help with concerns about college work, family relationships, personal relationships, self-esteem or a host of other problems. Our counsellor also works with various external agencies and organisations to provide additional, specialist support where necessary.
New College Stamford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our child protection policy and procedures are rigid and thorough and are in keeping with locally agreed inter-agency procedures. All students receive information, advice and guidance throughout their time with us to ensure that a safe and suitable learning environment is maintained. The College has also recently introduced on-site security procedures and all students, staff and visitors must wear formal ID badges whilst on all College premises to ensure that we effectively monitor and recognise everyone who is at the College.