Here at KCC we believe parents/carers have a vital part to play in ensuring their children succeed. We ask parents/carers to support their children by ensuring that their children remain punctual; regularly discuss College life and work; stay in touch with their tutors and highlight anything they think might be affecting studies. We constantly monitor student progress, attendance, motivation and general wellbeing and aim to keep the parents/carers of our students as well informed as we can about their progress through consultation evenings and letters. We are always happy to answer queries and concerns and parents/carers are welcome to contact their tutors to discuss any concerns at any time.
For young people, coming to Kensington and Chelsea College means a chance to gain valuable qualifications, meet new people and develop skills which will stay with them for life. As a College, we are committed to supporting our students throughout their time here, and we value our relationship with their parents, guardians and carers.
Induction and tutor system
During the first weeks at the College, all first year students attend a comprehensive induction programme that will help them become successful learners and make the most of their life at College. The induction programme includes details of the tutorial system, timetable, the College rules and discipline, the library and resource centre, computer facilities, course content and how it is assessed, careers information and routes, the UCAS (university) entrance process and student support.
All students have a personal tutor. Each student regularly meets their personal tutor on a one-to-one basis. These meetings monitor attendance and progress, and set targets. A copy of the agreed outcomes are held by both tutor and student and act as a steering and monitoring device prior to the following meeting. As a college, we are committed to supporting and safeguarding the wellbeing of all our students. Please refer to our safeguarding policy and procedures if you have any queries or concerns.
Behaviour and attendance
The College maintains an environment where students adhere to an agreed code of conduct. All students are aware that a high standard of behaviour and mutual respect for peers and staff is an essential priority and a pre-requisite for high standards of work and results. We monitor attendance and punctuality, and will challenge and support those who are not maintaining a high percentage of both. Students are engaged in the process of developing behavioural standards. There is a clear disciplinary procedure which all students are made aware of during induction.
Students wear appropriate clothing according to the course they are on, and while the College does not enforce a uniform, the students are encouraged to develop a mature attitude to their appearance.
Why a course at Kensington and Chelsea College may be ideal for your young person
- The College is accessible to students with a range of entry qualifications. Those with good grades at a range of GCSEs, including English and Maths, can go straight into Level 3 (A Level equivalent). Those who do not have suitable grades for Level 3 can join Level 1 or 2 courses, which build the skills necessary to progress through to Level 3 or improve employment potential. We are happy to speak about our courses and qualifications in detail at Open Evenings or Enrolment days.
- Our range of courses offer career enhancement opportunities, a route to university and recognised qualifications leading to employment
- Kensington and Chelsea College students go on to prestigious Higher Education courses at universities – in the last year these have included the University of Arts London, University of Westminster, Oxford, Cambridge and Goldsmiths
- Lecturers are skilled and experienced in their sector
- Students also benefit from a strong network of support services, including assistance in finding and preparing for jobs on course completion.
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