Student Support @ Sigma Sixth

Student Support @ Sigma Sixth Tendring

As a college we take the support of our students very seriously both academically and pastorally.

Mentors are accessible for students to discuss any problems or difficulties they may be experiencing.

Subject teachers are always available outside of lesson time to assist with any difficulties students may be having understanding what they are being taught, problems they are having with completing homework or anything else related to that particular subject.
Our Pastoral Support Staff are also on hand throughout the day to help with any problems that students encounter at school - they are based in Room GO83.

In addition to this, we have a designated team of staff to promote the safeguarding and welfare of our students, based in our Pastoral Support Office (Room G083), where students can go if they are concerned or worried about anything. The Safeguarding team have a dedicated Safeguarding Webpage, for students, parents & carers alike, as well as an email address that can be used by students to report concerns:-

We recognise there may be times that you want to speak to someone outside of college about your problems. Here is a list of recommended organisations who could support you: 

Teen Talk

If students need support they can also contact TeenTalk and take advantage of their unique service. TeenTalk offer a support and information service for 11-25 year olds in the Tendring area, which has been built up over the past 18 Years. They offer a self-referral service, there are no time restrictions and no appointment is required. Their support is informal, non-judgmental and confidential.
To find out more about TeenTalk along with the support and activities they offer just follow the link - TeenTalk or call them on 01255 504800


Kooth is a free, online counselling service where students can chat anonymously with trained operatives who can provide support and advice -

Young Minds

Offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing-

Talk to FRANK

Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse  - www.talktofrank

Support for Students - from additional External Agencies

Click here to link to a range of support offered by numerous organisations and websites.