Inspiring... Achieving... Progressing...
Our mission statement is "to inspire you, to help you to achieve all that you can and to help you to progress to a successful and fulfilling future".
At Regent College we place great importance on your aspirations and ambitions, as well as the needs of you as an individual. Our students enjoy their time here, we work hard to ensure evry individual succeeds and all that we do is guided by our core values and beliefs, listed below:
- Excellence and achievement; setting high standards and high expectations
- Respect for everyone; valuing diversity and promoting equality
- Education for everyone; attracting and including new learners
- Education of the whole person; for personal and social development, independence, self-confidence, self-expression and democratic citizenship
- Accountability; responding and contributing to our communities
- Honesty, openness, trust and sensitivity in everything we do.
Regent College has a growing reputation for giving personalised and high quality support to learners, resulting in increasingly high levels of success and a remarkable rate of improvement in recent years. The college is described by Ofsted as a very safe and friendly college, in which learners enjoy their studies, have excellent relationships with staff and make outstanding contributions to their community. The curriculum is broad, covering traditional academic provision such as AS/ A levels and GCSE's, as well as full time vocational courses and workplace training through apprenticeships, which has been desribed by Ofsted as delivering Outstanding outcomes for learners.
We work with a growing range of partner organisations to provide learning opportunities for all sections of the communities we serve. We welcome visits to see the college, staff and students in action and encourage you to contact us to arrange a personal visit.
Successful learning community
- Excellent exam results at all levels.
- 97.2% A-level pass rate, 100% in 26 subjects
- AS and A-level value added is consistently "outstanding"
- Results also well above average at GCSE and Foundation level.
- Excellent relationships and a very safe environment
- Good teaching in a friendly & human-scale community.
- Strong focus on learning, skills and creativity
- Strong partnership working with WQEI College with shared curriculum options and careers function
- High level of progression to university.
- High expectations and challenging targets set for everyone.
- Learners who make an "Outstanding" Contribution to college and community life
- Happy learners who enjoy college and their studies.
Autumn term (83 teaching days)
Term starts Monday 20th August 2012
Bank holiday Monday 27th August 2012
Training day Friday 19th October 2012 1 staff development day
Half term Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October 2012
Term ends Friday 21st December 2012*
Spring term (50 teaching days)
Term starts Monday 7th January 2013
Half term Monday 11th – Friday 15th February 2013
Training days Thursday 14th & 15th February 2013 2 staff development days
Term ends Friday 22nd March 2013
Summer term (57 teaching days)
Term starts Monday 8th April 2013
May day Monday May 6th 2013
Training day Tuesday May7th 2013 1 staff development day
Half term Monday 27th – Friday 31st May 2013
Training day Thursday 4th July 2013 1 staff development day
End of term Friday 5th July 2013*
* lunchtime finish
Please note: students are not required to be in college on training days.
New Financial Support Arrangements Announced for Students in Receipt of Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Following the announcement by the Education Secretary on Monday 28th March 2011 about the financial support arrangements for students aged 16-18, we want to share the following information with you. These new arrangements will affect students who are planning to continue to study with the college in 2011/12, and new students applying to study for the first time.
We are pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of financial support in assisting young people on full time education programmes. It appears likely that EMA will be replaced by transitional funding arrangements for those students currently in receipt of EMA depending on individual circumstances*.and a ’16-19 Bursary Fund’.
16-19 Bursary Fund The consultation document refers to a bursary fund of at least £1,200 per year to young people in the following vulnerable groups:
- Young people aged 16 and 17 year in care
- Care leaver aged 16.17 and 18 years
- Young people aged 16, 17 and 18 who are receipt of income support
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is also designed to support the most vulnerable learners for help with meals, transport, books or other course-related costs.
Colleges will have the opportunity to decide eligibility criteria for the scheme and whether to pay bursaries in one lump sum or in instalments. Please note Bursaries may be ‘in kind’ rather than cash payments, e.g. transport subsidies or equipment
Transitional arrangements have been announced for young people currently in receipt of EMA. This does not include the vulnerable groups already described above. The consultation document refers to the following:
- Young people who received an EMA Guarantee for the first time in 2009/10 will continue to receive EMA at the same level of payment through to the end of 2011/12 academic year.
- For those young people who are expected to continue to the 2nd year of their programme and received the EMA payment of £30 per week are likely to receive a payment of £20 to the end of the 2011/12 academic year.
The proposals are currently out for consultation and guidance is not likely to be issued until the end of May 2011. We are hoping to receive further clarity on the new funding arrangements within the next few weeks, and we are working on the model using our 2010/11 student cohort to estimate the likely funding Regent College will receive.
In October the Principal and Senior Management Team are delighted to welcome all new parents to the college for an evening of information and discussion. The New Parents' Evening provides an interesting and valuable opportunity to discuss;
Feedback about your son or daughter's experience of their first half-term
Any feedback or queries parents may have.
An opportunity to give us feedback about how any of our processes could be improved.
Each student works jointly with his or her teachers or personal tutor to regularly monitor progress against target grades for each course being studied. Whilst parents and students can discuss progress with tutors at any stage during the year, there are two Parents' evenings which include the discussion of a written progress report. These parents' evenings will take place in November and March.