Support for you

Shaping Futures

‘Shaping Futures’ is the name we give to our tutorial programme. The Shaping Futures programme is designed to build your life skills, support you with your study skills as well as with your planning for your next steps beyond Godalming.

There are additional sessions in the first term to help you settle into College. There are also sessions built into the programme for one-to-ones with your Tutor, so that you can review your progress on a more personal and individual basis. We will also cover topics relevant to current affairs and issues affecting young people, such as wellbing and personal safety.

Student Reviews

Student reviews, which are issued to all students and their parents twice a year, give an account of progress in terms of attendance, approach to learning and performance. You will have a personal review of progress with each of your subject teachers four times across a two year A Level/BTEC programme.

In addition, you will meet with your Personal Tutors several times a year for a progress check. There are Parents’ Evenings across the two years when parents can meet with subject teachers to discuss academic progress.

Curriculum Support

Departments run workshops which you will be able to access if you are struggling with a particular aspect of the course or if you feel that you would welcome the extra input. The department may also place you on a supportive action plan in order to set you clear goals to get back on track. If you are finding multiple subjects difficult, you may be appointed a Learning Coach, who can work with you to discuss your vision and skills.

Learning and Study Support

Learning and Study Support is available to all, enabling students to complete their courses successfully. All students will take part in an initial screening process and will complete a learning support questionnaire. This is to help us to identify students who might benefit from extra support. Further in-depth assessment may be carried out, if necessary, to identify exact needs. Students are encouraged to make use of the support offered and to talk to us about any concerns they may have.

A Variety of Support is Offered

DROP-IN LEARNING SUPPORT available to anyone who would like some help with their work.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT both long and short term depending on need.

ASSESSMENT FOR EXAM ADJUSTMENTS e.g. extra time, reader, computer, scribe, etc.

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR A WIDE RANGE OF NEEDS AND DISABILITIES such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD, ADD/ ADHD and mental health needs.

Financial Help

The College is able to offer financial assistance in the form of bursaries to help students with the direct costs of study, such as transport, books, equipment and exams. It is available to students who may have difficulties in completing their courses because of financial considerations or for unforeseen emergencies. You can contact our admin team if you are not sure whether you may qualify. Further information is available from the College website or Student Reception



“Disadvantaged students and those with special educational needs/and or disabilities (SEND) receive useful support both within class and from specialist support teachers.”

Ofsted December 2019

"I loved my time at Godalming College, and it was made even better by the incredible learning support staff. I was a little nervous coming from my secondary school to Godalming College and was sceptical about whether I would receive enough support. But the staff at Godalming offered me so much help and encouragement." 

Student Testimonial

"All learning support staff are all so kind, caring and supportive, they always bent over backward to help me with any piece of work I had or was struggling with".

Student Testimonial

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