Parent INFORMATION & Support

Parent Support

We’ve put together the following page to help you find out all the information you’ll need if your son or daughter is studying, or planning to study at Wilberforce College.

School leavers guide for parents

Click the image to the left to download the School Leavers Guide for Parents. You can find information about transport, funding, absence, important dates, study support, college governance, and much more.  Check out our FAQs for answers to the most popular questions we receive from parents. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please use the contacts below. If you have any queries regarding a student already studying at Wilberforce, please email student.services@wilberforce.ac.uk  If you have any questions regarding a student who’s considering studying at Wilberforce, please fill in our contact form.

good practice guide for remote education

Click HERE  to read about the good practice guide for remote education. This focuses on approaches to the delivery of the curriculum remotely and what students can expect from remote education, where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts to remain at home during a pandemic.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

If your son or daughter has an issue affecting their studies, their finances or their life – no matter how big or small – they’re likely to find the answer at Student Services.

Our experienced and supportive Student Services team have lots of information about student transport, financial help and attendance issues, and are on hand to offer support and advice should students need it. We also have a qualified counsellor available to offer support to students who may be experiencing personal problems. they will listen to your son our daughter and support them for as long as they need.

STUDY SUPPORT

If at any point students feel as though they’re struggling with any aspect of their course, our Study Support Tutors are available to help. Based in the Study Centre, our team of Study Support Tutors offer individual or small group tuition, as well as support in the classroom. The Study Centre is a valuable resource for all students. It’s a quiet working area at the heart of the college, which provides access to computers and subject resources for private study. Time with a Study Support Tutor is available to all students at every ability level within the college and covers a variety of skills, including essay writing, planning, organisation, interview techniques and functional skills, as well as general help with coursework. We aim to help your son or daughter achieve the best results on their courses.

ADDITIONAL STUDY SUPPORT DUE to COVID

The College will receive 16-19 tuition funding from the Education and Skills funding Agency. The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16-19 students in English, Maths and other courses where learning has been disrupted. The College will use the fund to pay for both additional teaching time and the employment of additional learning support staff who will work with small groups of students. Support will be prioritised for those students who have not achieved a grade 5 in English or Maths.

TUTORS

Every student is allocated a tutor to ensure they make good progress whilst at the college. Your tutor will meet you individually once every four weeks for a Learning Progress Meeting. This flexible meeting focuses on your needs at the time, such as how you are settling in at college or your university application. You can also arrange to talk with your tutor in-between scheduled meetings, and throughout the year you’ll have additional group tutorials. We developed this system in response to student feedback, so that students can talk more about their own progress and benefit from advice from trained professionals.

Parent / Guardian Privacy notice

Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the College uses any personal data that we hold about them.  Please click HERE for our Parents/Guardians privacy notice. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ to individuals where we are processing their personal data.