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Boston College Skirbeck Road BOSTON Lincolnshire PE21 6JF 01205 365701

2013/2014

2013 - 2014 Skills for Life Programme


Safeguarding Statement Boston College places a high priority on the safety and wellbeing of our learners. We are committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, welcoming and safe working environment for all young people and vulnerable adults, whether learning is taking place on or off College premises. We have a duty to safeguard all learners, and we will respond immediately if there is a concern that a learner might be the victim of bullying, harassment, abuse or neglect. All staff are trained in safeguarding and there is a designated specialist Safeguarding Team to help with any concerns you might have about your own or someone else’s safety. If you need to contact the Safeguarding Team please go to: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

Main reception Learner Services The ‘Stay Safe’ button on Moodle E-mail staysafe@boston.ac.uk

If you need to contact someone out of College hours about safeguarding contact:▪ Children’s Social Care on 01522 782333 ▪ In an emergency situation dial 999 and call the police An important part of safeguarding is making sure only authorised people are on our College premises. Please help us with this by carrying your ID badge at all times and showing it if asked by a member of College staff. At Boston College we respect everyone within the College community. We also emphasise respect for personal property and for the facilities of the College. We therefore, expect learners to work with us to create an environment where everyone feels safe and valued and can work to achieve their full potential.


Welcome COLLEGE CALENDAR 2013-14 2013 September 2nd September 3rd September 26th October 3rd October 8th October 10th October 16th October 21st-25th October 29th October 30th & 31st November 5th November 7th November 14th November 15th December 19th 2014 January 6th January 23rd February 6th February 11th February 17th-21st March 3rd-7th March 4th & 5th April 4th April 22nd May 5th May26th June 10th June 12th June 26th

Autumn term starts. Learner Services Induction week Spalding Enrolment Higher Education Fair at BCUC HE Parents’ Briefing ’Going to University’ BCUC Spalding College in Action Boston College in Action Volunteer Fair at BCUC Half term HE Open Event Parents’ evenings School Taster day Boston College in Action Spalding College in Action Closing date for UCAS applications (internal) End of Autumn term Spring term starts HE Open Event Boston College in Action Spalding College in Action Half term for learners Careers week Parents’ evenings End of Spring term Summer term starts Bank Holiday Bank Holiday Spalding Open Event (Information) Boston Open Evening (Information) Summer term ends

Note Any learner taking holidays outside of holiday periods will be considered absent from the course. Learners receiving support from the College Bursary Fund need to be aware that they will not be paid for holiday periods taken outside the academic breaks.

We welcome you to Boston College, but in particular to the Skills for Life programme. We aim to provide high quality teaching and effective management of learning. You will receive reports on your progress and achievements at least twice per year.

The Learning Experience Ensuring the quality of teaching and learning is obviously central to our purpose and we take it extremely seriously. All classes have a personal tutor who is responsible for the day to day management of the courses and welfare of students. All courses lead to a qualification, which is validated by a recognised external awarding body.

If ever you are dissatisfied with the service you receive, you are assured that we will do our best to put matters right quickly and effectively.

Awarding Bodies EDEXCEL Certificate in Adult Literacy Certificate in Adult Numeracy Certificate in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)


The College Mission Statement Raising aspirations Meeting skills needs Delivering high quality education and training

Contact Information

Telephone Boston College on 01205 365701 Michelle Hoole

Head of Curriculum

Ext. 3371

makes an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of Lincolnshire’.

Geoff Whitwell

Ext. 3268

Skills for Life and ESOL

Keith Taplin

Programme Area Manager Skills for Life Programme Area Manager ESOL

Vision - ‘To be a brilliant college that transforms people’s lives and

Boston College is committed to - Providing quality Skills for Life programmes to improve adult literacy, numeracy and language skills. Raising aspirations and meeting the needs of individuals, communities and local organisations in Boston and surrounding areas.

Ext. 3251

Laura Green

Skills for Life Lecturer (ESOL) Ext. 3515

Jo Snell

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Claudette Scoffield

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3514

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Kate Sydney

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Boston College provides high quality further education to thousands of learners over the age of 14. We have learners: · both male and female · who are high achievers · who live quite close in nearby towns and villages, together with international learners from across the world · of different ages · who are straight, gay or bi-sexual · of different nationalities and religions. · with learning disabilities / difficulties

Andrea Browne

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Carl Boothby

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3514

Charlie Jennings

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3516

Richard Daniels

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Andy Thompson

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Caroline Wilkinson

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Sabina Dungarwalla

Skills for Life Lecturer ESOL Spalding

Ros Bollons

Skills for Life Lecturer ESOL Spalding

Boston College celebrates and welcomes this diversity and we want to make sure everyone is treated fairly and have the same opportunities to aspire and achieve. We are committed to maintaining a College free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation in which individual differences are valued. You can expect equality of opportunity for all who learn, work and visit Boston College.

Jacqui Sheridan

Skills for Life Lecturer ESOL Ext. 3251

Pawel Kutermankiewicz Skills for Life Lecturer ESOL Ext. 3251 Linda Radford

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Anne Lusk

Skills for Life Lecturer

Ext. 3251

Bev Thompson

Skills for Life Administrator

Ext. 3465

Dot Cook

Skills for Life Administrator

Ext. 3465

Rachel Howlett

Functional Skills Administrator Ext. 3297

Nicola Irving

Functional Skills Administrator Ext. 3380


College based classes are held at the Goodliffe Centre, Boston College Classes held at various times —Skills for Life Classes

ESOL Various times day and evenings The Goodliffe Centre, Rochford Campus, opposite the main car park.

You should be aware that:    

Failing to follow health and safety regulations, or College health and safety procedures, is regarded very seriously. All areas of the College are subject to regular health and safety audits. Staff receive training on health and safety awareness. Wherever required, staff receive training on the health and safety aspects of the equipment, processes and materials which are employed in teaching and learning.

Induction You will receive an initial interview followed by an initial assessment. From the assessment your tutor can, along with yourself, devise an action plan and a training programme to meet your individual learning needs.


Where to eat and drink

Personal Property

The Haven and Bistro training restaurants are open form September to June in term times.

Learners are strongly advised to keep valuable belongings on or with them at all times. The College cannot accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, students’ personal property.

Haven Restaurant luncheon is served from 12.00noon Tuesday to Friday. Bookings are advisable, but are not always necessary, by telephoning 01205 313220 Tuesday to Friday between 10.00am and 2.30pm. The Bistro is open from 10.00am to 1.45pm. Students are encouraged to use the restaurant facilities at any time they are open but will not be served alcohol under any circumstances. The College also has refectories available for student use.

If items of property go missing, then students should report it immediately to the College Reception. If learners find items belonging to other people which appear to be lost, they should hand them into the College Reception as soon as possible. Learners could help themselves by:    

Naming, engraving and post coding equipment Carrying only the money you need for the day Leaving mobile phones, valuable coats, jewellery at home Insuring expensive items of equipment.

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