Harborne, Birmingham
0121 429 2838

Academic & Well-Being Support

Throughout your time at Lordswood Sixth Form, you will have access to support from our experienced and dedicated staff.  A member of the sixth form team is always available to ensure there is someone to help.  

Academic Support
You will be taught by experienced, well-qualified staff. Subject teachers and Lead Professionals will track your academic progress and provide one-to-one support and any appropriate intervention to ensure you achieve your academic potential.

One-to-one Personal Tutoring
All students have a personal tutor whom they see on a daily basis. You will also have regular one-to-one meetings with your tutor where you discuss progress and achievement and set personal targets in your individual learning plan.  As part of the sixth form review programme, the personal tutor will also deliver workshops on study techniques, health and well-being and life skills.

Sixth Form Student Support Co-ordinator
The sixth form has a dedicated member of staff offering academic and well-being support. Appointments can be booked to see the school nurse and, if required, referrals can be made to outside agencies for further personal and family support. 

The sixth form team operates an open-door policy. If you have concerns or just need a chat there is always someone available for you.

Financial Support – Bursary Scheme
Discretionary and vulnerable bursaries are available for eligible students. These bursaries help students with education-related costs and is money that can be used to pay for things like:

  • clothing, books and other equipment for their course
  • transport and lunch on days you study or train

Bursary application forms are available from the sixth form office.

Education Equipment Support
Students eligible for the Bursary Fund can also be supported to buy specialist education equipment.

Free School Meals
Students eligible for free school meals will be able to apply for this.

16-18 Travel Photo-card
Network West Midlands offer full-time students the opportunity to buy child rate tickets for travel on the bus, train and tram. The sixth form team will be able to provide you with the unique validation code required to get your photo-card.

Review Programme
Provision is provided by Lordswood Sixth Form Centre to ensure students meet their entitlement for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. This is partly delivered through the morning review programme and on three PSHE days over the two years.

At Key Stage 5 you will cover the following core themes:

  • Core themes
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world – economic well-being, careers and the world of work

Morning Programme
You will be required to attend registration at 8.35 each morning.

The schedule for the morning programme is as follows;

  • Monday – News and current affairs quiz
  • Tuesday – Review programme covering the three core themes
  • Wednesday – Short registration period
  • Thursday – Careers, admin, academic support
  • Friday – Assembly/Thought for the Day