Students who are under the age of 16 or who are deemed to be a ‘vulnerable adult’ are informed that, as a condition of their enrolment, the College will ordinarily communicate with their parents or carers regarding the following:
- Absence from College (activities)
- Academic progress
- Any matters of concern
Signing the College enrolment form implies your child/ward’s consent to the College communicating with you as their parents or carers.
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are required to get express [written] permission from the student to allow us to inform you that this consent has been withdrawn. In cases where we do not get this permission, we will strongly encourage the student to inform you that they have withdrawn this consent.
Students 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 this capacity.
If consent is not withdrawn by your child/ward, the College will continue to contact you until the student leaves the College, or reaches the age of 18, whichever is the later date.
In the event that a student is taken ill, the College will contact the person identified by the student, and held within the College’s student records, as their ‘Emergency Contact’.
Throughout a student’s time at College, parents and carers are kept informed and involved through several activities including:
- A start of year Welcome Evening - meet your child’s Head of Subject area and receive their contact details at College e.g. telephone number and email address.
- Parent Portal - providing information on attendance, marks, tutor comments and planning next steps.
- Parent/Carer Evenings - give you the chance to meet your child’s tutors and discuss their progress.
- Parent and Carer Satisfaction Surveys
We’d be delighted to meet you and as such, we invite you to attend our Parent’s Information Evening on Tuesday 17th October. The evening will run from 5:30pm – 8:00pm and will provide you with the opportunity to discuss what support is on offer for students, what College life is like, how to get the most out of the Student Experience, how we aim to communicate with you about your young person’s progress, as well as presentations on the following:
- An overview of College support systems and all the ‘extra stuff’ your young person can get involved in
- Options for your young person’s next steps in education, whether that’s an apprenticeship, employment, or university.
- Student finance for University
- UCAS process (year 12 and year 13)
- T Levels
- Industry Placements
- Local HE providers will also be available to speak with you on a 1:1 basis for more personalised support with general HE queries
We are delighted to inform you of our ‘York College & University Centre’ app. Students use this app to access college/course information and to receive college notifications; we now want to give you access to the same information
The app provides a personalised student dashboard platform for you to easily access useful information relating to your son/daughter/ward course(s), including:
- Notifications – key messages relating to activities at York College or messages specifically relating to your son/daughter/ward
- Calendars & Timetables – providing information on college holidays as well as course timetables
- Attendance – displays attendance and punctuality data
- ProPortal – displays target grades and progress check point data (at 5 set points in the year, starting November)
- Your Experience – lots of useful support information
Please scan the QR code below to download the app.