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Student Support

Student Support

Our Pastoral and Progression Department

Meet the Progress Coaches

All of our coaches can be found in Room 20 and are always happy to help!

Charlotte Morris
Beth Smith
Annabel Pargeter
Megan Hussey
Sam Bishop
Rachel Williams
Leanne Townsend
Darcie Harding
Emma Cave

Topics you will cover

You will also embark on a tutorial programme with your Progress Coach completing tasks such as:

  • Progression - Whether you aspire to go to university, obtain employment, or embark on an apprenticeship, you will work with your coach on an individual progression plan to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
  • Review - This ensures you are making good progress and meeting targets. It is also a chance to ensure you are taking advantage of enrichment opportunities and developing your employability skills.
  • Employability Skills - Coaches and Tutorials assists in developing employability skills. Focus is placed on the skills you may need for your potential career pathway alongside writing CVs, mock interviews and UCAS support.

Pastoral Support

Important issues such as Safeguarding, Prevent, E-safety and Anti-bullying are all covered:

  • Safeguarding - This ensures you are more mindful of how to keep yourself safe and who to speak to if you have any concerns.
  • Prevent - This is part of the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy and makes you aware of how to reduce the threat of radicalisation.
  • E-Safety - This helps you to think about the consequences of the information you post online.
  • Anti-bullying - This encourages you to treat each other with respect.

Our Student Support Department

Meet the Learning Support Team

Jo Barley
Emma Wilkinson
Gareth Drakes
Georgina Craven
Kyrstal Rodgers
Lewis Alcock
Linda Grant
Lucy Flodman
Victoria Russell
Danielle Smith

Our Learning Support Offer

At Franklin we have a friendly and diverse support team who have a vast range of experience in supporting students with a wide range of physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

Outstanding Student Support

Pastoral Support

Individual and small group tutorials are an essential part of your college Study Programme. During your time at Franklin you will be designated a Progress Coach who will support you with any pastoral or academic issues, all of which will be dealt with sensitively. The college has a student counselling service, which provides access to one-to-one counselling where required.

Financial Support

All essential costs, such as course printing textbooks and equipment are covered by the college. However, additional financial support is available for students who need it and who qualify. Depending on your household income, you may qualify for financial support in the form of subsidised transport curriculum based trips and equipment, free meals and other assistance to help students achieve their full potential while in education.

Additional Learning Support

At Franklin we have experience in supporting students with a wide range of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. College staff receive specialist training in this area and we will do our best to meet individual needs. All Franklin students are eligible to receive extra support from the Learning Skills Team Support can include anything from help with one-off study problems to one-on-one support sessions and workshops in spelling and punctuation. Whatever your needs, we will support you through your studies to ensure that you achieve your full potential at Franklin.

Home Education

The college welcomes applications from students who have been home educated previously and wish to move into a college environment For further details of the support available to students, please visit the website or give us a call on 01472 875004

Careers and Employability Service

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Want to know a little more about Franklin College?

Wellbeing Support

A list of useful resources to help support both students and parents with their mental health and wellbeing.

Bus Routes & Transportation

Visit our transport page for more information on transport options.

Student Financial Support

All the ways that Franklin College students can apply for financial support to help them with their studies.

Study Programme

Dependant on the GCSE grades that you achieve at school and what your future and aspirations are.

The Virtual Tour

The Virtual Tour

Come see what we have to offer.

We are now running bus routes to help students get to Franklin College.

Visit our transport page for more information on transport options.


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