Information, Advice & Guidance

At Meadowhead all Sixth Form students belong to a tutor group with a dedicated tutor.  Tutor groups are arranged by discipline to enable targeted advice and guidance from a subject specialist; students are placed in a tutor group with peers who are studying similar subjects.

The Head of Sixth Form works with a team of dedicated staff to support and guide all students. Along with their tutor, each student will be supported by a Head of Year and a Pastoral Manager. Throughout Years 12 and 13, students receive support and guidance to help them achieve their potential and to make the right choices when they leave Meadowhead. Students also have access to the school’s experienced careers advisor who will meet with students regularly during their time with us to offer impartial advice and guidance.

Students and Sixth Form staff meet for a briefing on Wednesday morning and this is followed by a one hour tutorial. Here are some of the topics we cover during tutorial time:

Introduction to Progression Options: University, Employment, Apprenticeship and Gap Years

Support for Application to each of these routes

Preparation for Academic and Employment Interviews

Citizenship and Democracy: Voting and Politics

Citizenship and Democracy: Meet the local MP

Personal Wellbeing: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety

Personal Wellbeing: Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships

Personal Wellbeing: Self-care and healthy eating

Personal Wellbeing: Alcohol, Drugs and Managing Risks

Personal Wellbeing: Independent Travel and Safer Driving

Personal Wellbeing: Managing paid employment and student-workers’ rights

Study Skills: Conducting Research, Referencing and Plagiarism

Study Skills: revision strategies

Study Skills: Giving a Presentation

Living Independently: Finances

Living Independently: housing, landlords and renting

During our briefing we also welcome guest speakers and organisations including:

Amy Winehouse Foundation
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Civil Service FastTrack Scheme
Drive 4 Life
Higher Education Progression Partnership    
Louise Haigh MP
National Citizen Service
NHS Blood Donation Service
Northumbria University
Philosophy in the City
Restless Development, International Citizen Service
Roundabout
SAYit
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield United
Student Finance England
University of Cambridge
University of Sheffield
Yorkshire TUC