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Information for parents

We recognise that parents and carers play a pivotal role in helping their child transition from school to college.

Supporting your young person

We know how important the involvement and support of parents and carers is to our students. We believe that a close partnership with our students’ parents and carers can have a very positive effect on the students’ overall performance at college. Here you’ll find lots of information that might be helpful to you, either as a parent or carer with a young person already studying at the College, or with a young person considering applying here.

In order to help students reach their full potential, here are some of the ways in which we are committed to working with you:

ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT

We strongly believe that all students have the right to equal access to education. If your child has a learning difficulty or disability, they will be offered support from our Additional Learning Support team for the duration of their time at the college. As well as succeeding in their study programme, we actively encourage students to take part in enrichment activities and will put in place all reasonable assistance for students with additional learning support needs to do so.

COLLEGE CONNECT

College Connect is our online portal for parents and carers which allows you to track the progress of your young person at college. You will be able to see what courses they are enrolled on, timetables, attendance data, mark book grades and progress reports. We also store any general communications with parents and carers on this site.

Parents and carers who have been identified as permitted contacts by students will be able to log on to College Connect to gain secure access to a range of live information.

Communicating with you

Communication is key. The majority of our communication with parents and carers is via email. It is the responsibility of our students to provide us with up-to-date and accurate contact information, so if you are not currently receiving emails from the College, please ask your young person to provide us with an email address for you.

The links below provide invaluable information to help you support your young person.

Careers Advice

Students are encouraged to visit the Progression + Centre at the Crawley campus, where specially-trained staff are on hand to provide careers advice, CV writing and interview tips, as well as guidance on routes into Apprenticeships. Students can also email progressionplus@crawley.ac.uk.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our Student Services team on 01293 442200.