How we support our students


At Heartlands Academy Sixth Form, we pride ourselves on having high expectations of our students and challenge students to achieve their academic excellence. High standards are upheld by the Post 16 team, each member of the team has a specific, dedicated and supportive role in ensuring that students receive holistic care whilst at our sixth form.

We offer excellent pastoral care, during tutor time students are given the opportunity to debate current affairs, present to their peers about various historical and political topics they have researched, research career options and universities, take part in the wider school drive to improve literacy and numeracy by working as a student mentor and they are given extensive information about how to apply to various opportunities available to them.

Sixth form students have access to our specialist support departments at any time, throughout the academy, where specialist staff are on hand to discuss any academy related or personal concerns that our students might be facing. Students also receive a mindfulness sessions, which teach them techniques to use in order to de-stress and how best to look after their mental health. Support is available for students who might need a bit of extra guidance about their future career pathway.

Personal Tutor

An essential facet of your sixth form experience. Your tutor will be your first port of call for any queries or issues you may be experiencing. They will also conduct regular learning conversations with you focussing on your progress, punctuality and attendance as well as providing invaluable advice and assistance on how to maximise your potential. Your tutor will also be writing your UCAS reference. Get to know them, so they can get to know you!

Positive Collaboration with Parents and Guardians

We believe that a strong and progressive relationship with all parents and guardians is key in helping students achieve their maximum potential. It is for this reason that we will be in constant contact with home regarding all issues, good and bad! You will also receive a detailed report on your progress, attendance and punctuality once a year, where parents and guardians are also invited to Heartlands Academy to discuss your current levels of attainment with subject staff.

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