Parents and Guardians
Parents and guardians
City College Nottingham is a really positive stepping stone for your child in their journey of life, independence and their future chosen careers. It is different to school: every student will be supported and encouraged to think for themselves, be self-motivated and take responsibility for their own learning – and for their lives in general. All of this will be within a supportive environment and be a very positive step, taken with guidance, towards the independence required both in work and at university.
We believe that parents and guardians are a key part of the support network and we look forward to working alongside you to ensure the best future for your child. We maintain strong links between parents and the College and welcome your involvement in your child’s learning: to us, you’re our partners in getting your child to where they want to be in their studies and future career.
We have answered a few common questions below but as the parent or guardian of a City College Nottingham student we’ll ensure that there’s someone just a phone call away who can answer any further questions you might have. Contact us.
How do I know if my child is on track with their studies?
The year starts with a Parents Welcome Evening where you meet tutors and managers of the course your child has chosen. Once your child has begun their studies here, our regular parents’ evenings will give you the opportunity to keep up to speed on your child’s progress and discuss how things are going.
It is important that you are informed and support them at this critical stage in their life. We know that there is more to choosing a course than simply picking a subject. A young person’s choice with regard to their future studies is part of a bigger decision about their career.
Parents/Guardians are always welcome to contact the College if they have any concerns or questions. Contact us.
What if they don’t keep up with their work?
When enrolled on a course, the progress of all students is recorded and presented to them through their ILP which summarises for learners and staff the progress of the student, and provides an overview of progress toward their agreed targets, records attendance and timetable information.
We provide support to ensure students achieve the best that they can but follow up promptly where we see issues with punctuality, classes, homework or behaviour. If informal measures have not been effective and there is a need to move to more formal process, you, as a parent or guardian, would be engaged in each of the stages.