Havant is shortlisted for college of the year and supporting learners awards

Shema Begum received excellent support during her a-Levels at Havant Sixth Form College
Shema Begum received excellent support during her a-Levels at Havant Sixth Form College
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Havant Sixth Form College has been shortlisted for two awards in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Awards.

It is nominated for Sixth Form College of the Year as well as for its work supporting learners.

John McDougall, the college’s principal and chief executive said: ‘Being shortlisted for two prestigious TES Awards is such a privilege and extremely well deserved.

‘Our staff and students work tirelessly to achieve the very best, all the time.

‘The energy that staff put into supporting both prospective and current students has led to phenomenal success.

‘We are in the top 20 per cent for A-level value added nationally which motivates us to do even more every year.

‘I am incredibly proud of all our staff and students for being shortlisted for these awards.’

Suki Dhesi, deputy principal, delivers Building Learning Power sessions to students:

She said: ‘We impact positively on the lives of many young people across our wide ranging feeder schools, the pupils from over 40 local schools benefit from our intensive schools liaison programme.

‘A key example of this is Building Learning Power, a fast-paced revision programme that develops neurological pathways in young people’s brains.’

The college has also been shortlisted for supporting students throughout their journey at the college.

They have a personal tutor, a nationally recognised careers department and can receive specialist help through the academic support team.

Every teacher enhances this support on offer through teaching and learning.

Shema Begum, a former student, talks about the support she received while at the college.

She said: ‘As a care giver, I was behind on my education. I had a lot to catch up on, and my confidence was very low.

‘The academic support team taught me how to study, and helped me with my work.

‘They helped me academically, but they also helped me emotionally. The student support team also developed a positive relationship with me, and their door was always open.

‘I am now at a Russell Group university studying psychology, I would never have achieved this if I wasn’t a student at Havant.

‘It is an amazing experience, and I can only thank Havant Sixth Form College for their help and patience.’

The award winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on April 22.