‘Pastoral support and safeguarding are excellent’ ISI Report 2015

Students’ well-being is key to academic success. Therefore, LTC students are always encouraged to raise any queries or issues they might have, be it with subject teachers, support staff or Principal.

ONE TO ONES

At LTC we believe in using all the best possible tools available to achieve optimum results. We place a great emphasis on building confidence in our students. Attendance monitoring, regular assessments and reporting provide students, teachers and parents with an accurate picture. Regular one-to-one meetings with the Pastoral Head to discuss progress, development and any concerns ensure that students’ wellbeing is paramount.

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BUDDY SYSTEM

When new students start at LTC they are assigned a buddy from one of the group of existing students. The buddies help new students adapt to life at LTC and guide them through the system, helping with any queries.

ADDITIONAL PASTORAL SUPPORT:

  • regular assemblies with contribution from students and tutors to give a community feel
  • a broad enrichment programme
  • Saturday projects visiting London attractions which also develop study and communication skills
  • reinforcement of positive behaviour through a reporting and rewards system
CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

Whether you are a UK or an international student, you will have a chance to widen your horizons and learn a lot from both teachers and other students, as well as from a wide variety of activities taking place at LTC every week. Domestic students have a chance to join students from abroad at a variety of excursions.
Only 17 minutes away by train from Central London, students at LTC are able to take full advantage of the historic sights and exciting offerings of the city to through planned weekend projects and activities. LTC’s location allows easy access to English heritage sites, historic homes, parks and museums.

Prior to each trip, students:

–  learn about the places to be visited

–  study their history and significance

–  engage in a research project to later give a presentation

The trips combine a homework project and a ‘topic of discussion’ in class and with their family so that there is time for reflection, knowledge acquisition and sharing.

‘‘The college pays proper regard to the health, safety and welfare of students.’ ISI Report 2015

Sport and extra-curricular activities play a vital part in the British education system. To be healthy is not just about keeping active and busy but it is also about being in a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.

At LTC, we recognise the need to keep our students motivated, well-disciplined and healthy. Sport and the arts promote academic learning, build self-esteem and develop team work. We offer a range of sports, arts and cultural activities.

For an additional fee, students can receive coaching from professionally accredited instructors. Students coming to LTC with a high level of specialism, have a chance to continue their professional training whilst studying with us.

There are many local facilities near LTC so students have a wide choice of activities that they can access. These can include: badminton, bowling, dance, golf, hockey, horse riding, ice skating, judo, karate, music, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, squash, swimming, taekwondo, tennis and volleyball.

SPECIALISMS

Many students have an area of specialism or a passion worth pursuing. We always aim to provide an opportunity to continue with a wide variety of specialisms alongside our academic timetable. Whether in sport, music or the arts, we offer tailor-made programmes taught by specialist instructors as part of the student’s daily timetable. Historically, we have had a heptathlon medallist, a rowing champion, a concert pianist, professional dancers, a horse jumping champion, golfers, wrestlers, all of whom were able to practise and develop their skills at the highest possible level with professional coaching whilst studying at LTC.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

Only 17 minutes away by train from Central London, LTC students have an easy access to the historic sights and other exciting opportunities through planned Saturday projects and weekday activities.

Students learn about the places to be visited in advance, discuss trip related topics with families and have work set related to outings to help them learn, engage and appreciate the cultural heritage Britain has to offer.

Places of interest include British Museum, Science Museum, Madame Tussaud’s, Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, Tate Modern, London Eye, Harry Potter Experience, Oxford, Brighton, etc.

I had a great time here. I experienced a different and wonderful culture. Everyone was very hospitable. I’ll certainly come back as soon as I can!’ Bronislav, 15