Information for Parents

This section is updated regularly as soon as we receive any new information. LAST UPDATE: 22/06/2020 09:31

Yes. It is important for all students to be completing their assignments and coursework, and be sending in their work to their tutors to ensure they gain their achievements. Students also need to be continuing to fill their gaps in skills and knowledge, ready for their next progression steps.

Students may also have the opportunity to re-sit some exams later this year – including Maths/English GCSEs and A levels.  Therefore, it is absolutely fundamental that they continue to develop their skills and knowledge.

Students need to be communicating and engaging with their tutors, student who do not complete their set tasks will be putting their achievement and place at college at risk.

Students are being emailed, by course tutors, to their student email accounts outlining what work needs to be completed and the resources available to them. Tutors and managers of areas are also available by email to offer further support.

We have a wide range of digital resources available to help support our students remotely.

Tutors are there to support all their students, they understand the needs and requirements of their students and will continue to support them in the best way possible remotely.

We are sending out hard copies of resources where we can, and where this is better suited to the individual student. Tutors are liaising with parents and guardians regarding the best way in which they can offer support also.

Our student services team are available by email or phone, and we are in regular contact with students who may require more support at this time.

Please ask your child to check their college email accounts, to see what work they are having to complete.

If your child is having any difficulties with accessing this information, or any other concerns please email or call 01952 642220 and we will get back to you as soon as possible

All apprentices are continuing with their qualification using remote technology and Smart Assessor, their assessor will be communicating with them using their email address and Smart Assessor accounts.

During this period apprentices are being contacted on a weekly basis to ensure they have the support they need to work remotely and submit work as requested.

10 week reviews with employers and apprentices will continue using the remote technology so that progress, support and development can still continue.

The same support will continue and your child will have work issued from their assessor and support from their mentor or manager.

We can still continue to support your child whilst they are at home on furlough, we will ensure they have enough work to complete towards their apprenticeship. The most important thing is that your child continues their apprenticeship work during this time, once they are back in work they may find a backlog of tasks to complete during the time they have been away from their role. This is an ideal opportunity to complete as much as possible to ensure a timely achievement of their apprenticeship qualification.

If your child is having any difficulties with accessing this information, or you have any other concerns please email or call 01952 642452 and we will get back to you as soon as possible

The following websites provide useful tips about internet safety for families and young people:

o Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

o Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

o Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

o Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online o UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Please see the following letter from college principal Graham Guest:

Our student services team is on hand to provide support and advice. Call 01952 642237, or email