Pastoral and Student Welfare
The Student Support department have a team of qualified and experienced advisers who offer impartial and confidential information, advice and guidance on a range of pastoral and welfare issues. The team have developed established links with a range of external support agencies including sexual health services, drug and substance misuse, housing and Connexions. The team are trained in Child protection and Safeguarding and are able to make appropriate referrals to designated staff to ensure the safety and well being of all our students.
In addition at Crawley and Burgess Hill Campus every full-time under 19 year old student has a dedicated Pastoral Support Tutor to help:
- Monitor attendance and progress
- Support with personal/welfare issues
- Discuss future education and employment opportunities
The Pastoral Support Tutor will expect to see their full-time students at least once a term and will also be available for any issues that arise throughout the year with a friendly open door policy for all.
Students can drop in to Student Support or phone to make an appointment with a Pastoral Support Tutor. At Crawley Campus the office is open between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 8.30am and 7.30pm on Tuesday during term-time.
The College also expects 100% attendance, if a student knows they are going to be late or absent from class they should inform their Pastoral Support Tutor as soon as possible who will pass the information on to the course tutor.
Although Central Sussex College does not have Halls of Residence, we can offer rooms within family homes on either a full-board or self-catering basis, subject to availability to students aged over 18 years of age. For further details of this service or for help finding alternative accommodation please contact our Accommodation service on 01293 442269 or alternatively complete the forms below.
If you are a student seeking accommodation please print and complete the attached forms and return to:
Accommodation, Student Support, Central Sussex College, College Road, Crawley, RH10 1NR.
The Counselling Service is available to all students at the College, whether on a full or part-time course. Our fully qualified Counselling team can support with any kind of difficulty, whether personal or academic, during a student’s time at College. Students can access support in the knowledge that any counselling will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Our counsellors can be contacted directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively referrals can be made through Student Support, or via the course tutor.
During the course students will be assigned a Personal Tutor to provide support. They will meet with their students once a week for group and one-to-one tutorials. Together they will discuss progress and how best to organise learning to help students to succeed on the chosen programme. Your Personal Tutor is always available for course guidance and to help resolve any concerns.
Reviews and Parents’ Evenings (Haywards Heath only)
You will have the opportunity to review your progress regularly whilst at College. During your first few weeks with us, your Tutor will discuss with you how you are settling in and whether your programme is satisfactory. Your achievement in all your subjects is reviewed in the autumn and spring terms, and you will receive a grade to indicate the standard you’ve reached.
Parents/Carers will receive a copy of all reviews and are invited to attend a Parents’ Evening during the year. In addition the College holds a New Parents’ Evening in September to provide information about all aspects of College life, and answer any questions they may have. Your parents/carers are welcome to contact the College at any time to discuss your progress or welfare.