We encourage you to take responsibility for your own progress and achievement, but, right from the start, you will receive the right kind of guidance that will help you set realistic goals and achieve success. The tutorial system is crucial to your success at college. There are 93 tutor groups, comprising of both 1st and 2nd year students.
To make sure that you get as much support as possible, you will be assigned to a Tutor Group (TG). Most TGs are made up of both first and second year students from various schools who are studying a range of subjects. BTEC students will be in TGs with other BTEC students.
Every TG has a nominated TG representative. With their help and that of your Personal Progress Tutor, you will soon find your way around college and settle into student life.
Your Personal Progress Tutor (PPT) will see you regularly on a one-to-one basis to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
Your PPT can also ensure that you receive additional support as and when you need it, such as careers advice, counselling, help with study and support with like outside College if needed. Students say that they really value having a PPT, so we hope that you make full use of yours during your time at Palmer’s.
Tutor Group Reps
Your TG rep is elected by the tutor group. Their role includes helping new students settle in and being the voice of the group in passing on ideas and issues. Every half-term they meet with their Head of Faculty and members of the Student Executive.