We're keen to encourage the involvement of parents and guardians at South Staffordshire College, because we believe that good communication with parents helps everyone, especially the student. Parents and guardians are invited to accompany prospective students aged under 19 when they come to the college to discuss course options. They are also welcome to participate in any discussions with our careers department and our learner support services team.
Parents and guardians are invited to consultation evenings and sent progress reports during the year. If a tutor is concerned about a student's progress they will ring the parents if necessary, and are happy to receive calls from parents or guardians.
When Ofsted inspectors visit the college, part of their remit is to ask parents for their opinions.
The opinions of parents and guardians are also regularly sought through surveys and focus groups organised by Student Voice, which is a cross-college committee of learners who represent student views in the college.
The college may contact the parents or guardians of students under 19 years of age if there are any concerns relating to academic performance, attendance, punctuality or behaviour.