Parents of current learners
As a student at Weston College, we want your young person to look to the future with positivity this year at the only Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College in the West of England and Somerset region. We pride ourselves on our excellence in teaching and learning and all our strategies focus on putting learners at the heart of all we do.
It is recognised that parents and/or carers are the single most important influence on their young person’s development, learning and achievement. The involvement and engagement of parents/carers in their learning is recognised as a key element in raising attainment through support, help and encouragement given at home and whilst at college.
- Keep parents and/or carers informed of developments at Weston College that affect and benefit their young person’s education and future options.
- Actively engage parents/carers as a key stakeholder to improve the college experience for both learners and parents.
- Empower and encourage parents/carers so that they develop a high level of trust and form a strong alliance with the College.
The information will we share with you:
- Personal and Social Development
- Individual Development
- Progress against targets and outcomes
- Student wellbeing and pastoral matters
- Careers and/or progression information
- Weston College updates
All learners are on a study programme which includes a substantial qualification, maths and English development, tutorial, Personal and Social development, work experience or industry placement and directed study time.
It is an expectation that learners attend all elements of their programme and arrive on time and ready to learn. The importance of high attendance on learner progress cannot be underestimated and it is our expectation that all learners will have an average attendance rate above 95% for all elements of their programme of study. Learners that fail to attend regularly, punctually and meet expected classroom standards will be followed up as per our student attendance and retention policy and procedure.
Your Contact Details:
As part of your young person’s enrolment process, they provided us with your contact details. We will use this information to keep you informed regarding all of the above. If you are unsure of whether we have complete information, we would ask that you speak to your young person’s personal tutor to confirm this is recorded on their ‘eILP’.
Data Protection Legislation states that any child over the age of 16 reserves the right to withdraw their consent for the College to contact you. Should this happen, we are required to get express [written] permission from the student to allow us to inform you that this consent has been withdrawn. In cases where we do not get this permission we will strongly encourage the learner to inform you that they have withdrawn this consent.
Learners who withdraw their consent to contact parents or carers must provide the College with an emergency contact; the individual named as the emergency contact should know that they have been named and confirm that they are happy to act in that capacity.
If consent is not withdrawn by your young person, the College will continue to contact you until the learner leaves the College, or reaches the age of 18, whichever is the later date.