Documents & Policies
Student Privacy Notice
This privacy notice explains how The Sixth Form College, Colchester collects, uses and shares and processes your personal data, including special categories of personal data, and your rights in relation to the personal data we hold.
Privacy Notice (How we use parent information)
This privacy notice explains how The Sixth Form College, Colchester collects, uses and shares your personal data, and your rights in relation to the personal data we hold. This privacy notice concerns our processing of personal data of past, present and prospective parents, guardians or legal contacts students of The Sixth Form College, Colchester
College Community Code
These principles should govern your conduct at College. Any set of “rules” would be unlikely to cover every eventuality but, if you behave in accordance with these principles, you won’t go far wrong!
Keeping Children Safe
Statutory government guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.
Dealing With Safeguarding Allegations Against Adults - low level concerns
Guidance regarding the College's work to promote an open and transparent culture in which all concerns about all adults working in or on behalf of the College (including peripatetic teachers, casual workers, volunteers) are dealt with promptly and appropriately.
Fitness To Study Protocol
This protocol outlines the process to be followed when a student’s health, wellbeing, behaviour or other personal circumstance affects their ability to cope with/attend college and impacts upon their ability to study or progress on their courses.
Careers Education, Information, Advice And Guidance Policy
The College will provide a planned provision of activities, courses and programmes that are inclusive and support all students’ personal career development in line with the requirements of the Gatsby Benchmarks, the College Mission Statement and other college policies relating to student guidance and support.
Exam Access Arrangements Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide clarity to students, staff and parents/carers in relation to Colchester Sixth Form College’s provision of Exam Access Arrangements, informed and guided by current legislation. The scope of this policy relates to all learners taking national exams with our centre.
Progress report regarding the College’s mission, which is to provide suitably qualified 16 to 19 year olds wishing to pursue full time academic general education in the Colchester area with a supportive and inclusive environment, in which they are able to acquire the necessary qualifications, talents and skills vital for success in adult life.
Child Protection Policy 2023-24
The Sixth Form College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students. The College has a whole college approach to safeguarding, which ensures that keeping children safe is at the heart of everything we do and underpins all systems, processes and policies.
The College recognises that the welfare of its students is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the young people in its care. The College believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind and that we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of our students and to keep them safe. We are committed to ensure our safeguarding practices protect all students.
Procedure for Dealing with Safeguarding Allegations Against Adults in College
This procedure details how concerns and allegations in respect of any adults engaged to work in the college will be dealt with. This includes circumstances where the allegation did not take place at the college or on college premises. “Work” includes on a voluntary basis, including as a governor.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour / Peer on Peer Abuse Policy
This policy is in line with the safeguarding requirements in Keeping Children Safe in Education (Department for Education (‘DfE’), 2020), which we must work to; Part 5 of the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance sets out how schools and colleges should manage reports of child-on-child sexual violence and harassment. This policy also links to the guidance issued by the DfE in 2018: Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges.
Protection from Bullying and Harassment Policy (Students)
The College is committed to creating an environment that is free of bullying and harassment, and which provides an environment that protects the dignity of all staff, students, governors and visitors and treats all with respect.
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Policy
The Sixth Form College, Colchester is committed to promoting the wellbeing and positive mental health of all members of the College community. The College will strive to improve the mental health environment and culture of the College and to promote, establish and maintain processes, practices and provision that enhance positive mental health and wellbeing.
Our SEND policy aims to set out how our college will support and make provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and explains the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in providing for students with SEND.
Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain bodies, listed in Schedule 3 to the Act (including schools and colleges), to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism"
Equality & Diversity Policy
The College’s primary aim is to foster a supportive environment between school and adult life in which it provides high quality academic and general education programmes of study and strong pastoral support that meet the needs of 16 to 19-year-old students living mainly in the Colchester area, and leads to them acquiring the necessary qualifications, talents and skills vital for success in their adult lives.
Admissions Policy and Procedures
This policy covers the process that guides an applicant’s admission into college.
This Accessibility Plan is a statement of intent regarding the College’s commitment to developing and maintaining a fully accessible environment, and it affirms the College’s dedication to the values contained in the Equality Act (2010). We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility, and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.
Student Disciplinary Policy
Procedure to be used in the event of a potential disciplinary, behavioural or conduct issue.
The College is committed to ensuring that the recruitment and selection of all is conducted in a manner that is systematic, efficient, effective and which promotes equality of opportunity. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment.
Recruitment Privacy Notice
This privacy notice explains how the College collects, uses and shares your personal data, including special categories of data and your rights as an applicant in relation to the personal data we hold and collect. This concerns our processing of personal data of all applicants for paid employment, volunteers positions, governors, work experience and for peripatetic workers.
The College has installed CCTV to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors to the College and to protect the College site and property. This policy sets out the College's approach to the use of CCTV and what information we collect, how it is used and how it is stored/ deleted.
European and International Policy
The Governors and staff recognise that global issues are an important part of the lives of our students living in a world where economies are increasingly interdependent and global communication is a daily reality.
The College is committed to working with students from a variety of cultural, linguistic and social backgrounds. The policy provides a framework which supports these values, both in terms of access to languages and also in terms of multilingualism.
Trips and Visits - Code of Conduct
The College must be confident that students taking part in offsite activities/educational visits understand their responsibilities on these visits and that they will always act in a mature and responsible way in order to bring credit to themselves and to College. This code outlines these standards
The College aims to deliver and outstanding service to all students, staff, parents, carers and other stakeholder in all aspects of our work. We recognise that from time to time an individual may feel that the College has fallen short of these high standards of education and service. This procedure is designed to ensure a consistent and open approach to the handling and resolution of complaints.
Whistle Blowing Policy (Public Interest Disclosure)
The College seeks to act in the public interest and achieve and maintain the highest standards of probity and honesty in all its procedures and operations. It is important to the College that any suspected fraud, misconduct, malpractice or wrongdoing by workers or employees of the College is reported and properly dealt with.