The College has made available for the benefit of parents and students a variety of policy documents including its Admissions Policy, Promotion of Racial Equality, Bullying and Harassment, among others. Please follow the links below to view the full documentation.

Child Protection Policy 2022-23

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 everthin we do and underpins all systems, processes and policies

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Safeguarding Policy

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.

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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.  

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Harmful Sexual Behaviours Policy

The college recognises that young people are vulnerable to and capable of abusing their peers sexually.  We consider any allegation of peer on peer sexual abuse seriously and do not tolerate or pass off harmful sexual behaviour as 'banter', 'just having a laugh' or 'part of growing up'.  these allegations are managed in the same way as any other child protection concern and follow the same procedures, including seeking advice and support from other agencies as appropriate.

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Protection from Bullying and Harassment Policy

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. The College regards all forms of bullying and harassment as most serious matters.  It is the duty of all staff, students, governors and visitors to implement and uphold the policy and all have a responsibility to ensure that bullying and harassment have no place in the College.

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Careers Education 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. 

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Send Policy

This policy sets out how the College supports and makes provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

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Recruitment Policy

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.

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Prevent Policy

The college recognises that the welfare of students is paramount.  The purpose of this policy is to  ensure that students are protected and to enable staff and volunteers to safeguard and promote the welfare of students whilst promoting a culture which makes the College a safer place to learn.

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Equality and Diversity Policy

The College aims to foster a supportive environment between school and adult life in which it provides high quality education and strong pastoral support that meets the needs of 16-19 year olds and leads to them acquiring the necessary qualifications, talents and skills vital for success in their adult lives.  This policy shows how the College will work to promote equality of opportunity in all its work.  

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Admissions and Procedures

Relevant to entry for the academic year 2019/2020 and thereafter and relating to full time 'daytime' sixth form Year 12 education for 16 year old entrants.

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Accessibility Plan

The 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 values contained int he Equality Act.  We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disabilitya nd accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.

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Student Disciplinary Document

Procedure to be used in the event of a  potential disciplinary, behavioural or conduct issue.

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Students with Additional Learning Support Needs or Disabilities

The College welcomes all students including those with a disability or learning support need providing that you meet the normal admissions criteria and that we can offer an appropriate programme of study, for which you are qualified, together with the right facilities and support.

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European and International

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.

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Language Policy

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.

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Student Programmes of Study

The Sixth Form College, Colchester, specialises in providing high quality full-time, general academic education programmes of study for 16-19 year olds, combined with excellent pastoral and safeguarding care, personal development opportunities and a fantastic range of wider opportunities including for work-related learning and preparation for progression.

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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.

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Complaints Procedure

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.

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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.

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