Pastoral care

Pastoral care

Student Support

You will find lots of support available to you at Queen Mary’s College – from financial and personal support, to career guidance and skills support. We have a wealth of specialists on hand who are fully trained to help you so that you will enjoy your time with us and go on to achieve to your full potential. QMC has been highly praised for its approach to support, by students, parents, vistors and Ofsted. “Care, guidance and support are outstanding. Students rightly place high value on the academic and pastoral support they receive from their teachers and tutors. Support is prompt and meets students’ needs extremely well.” (Ofsted)

At QMC you will have regular consultations with your Personal Tutor, and you will be able to track your progress through VISTA – our online tracking system. There will also be opportunities for you to attend Consultation Evenings with your parents.

The Learning Hub is on hand to help you with any additional Academic support you may need with your studies and offers specialist workshops to aid revision around exams. It also offers support for students with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or sensory impairments.

We also have a dedicated Wellbeing Hub in College to support you, alongside a range of activities to enhance your mental health and wellbeing. The Wellbeing Hub can support with any additional personal support you may need with your studies and offers 1-1 meetings with our advisers or therapy dogs to help with any issue that may arise during your time at QMC, for example housing, benefits, drug related issues and sexual health. We also have our own counselling service for those students who require more in-depth support. Students can self-refer in confidence.

We have numerous fully qualified first aiders throughout the College who are on hand should there be an accident or emergency, or if a student is unwell and help is needed.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

QMC fully supports our duty to protect all children in our care. Safeguarding is a high priority for us, at all levels. Ofsted noted that “Students feel exceptionally safe around the college as a result of the very good arrangements for safeguarding and the college’s culture of support and inclusion.” We take any instance of bullying or harassment extremely seriously and students are encouraged to seek support with these issues in a number of ways.

Click here for the link to our anti-bullying policy.

Care Leavers & Looked After Children

We are proud to support students of all ages and backgrounds to succeed in their education. We understand that the experience of Looked After Children and Care Leavers may differ from that of other students and there may be specific areas in which you would like further information. Click here to view key information to support your decision to attend QMC, including details of the support available, should you wish to access this. (should be a link here?)