Minor road traffic accident
The college would like to inform parents and carers about a minor road traffic accident this morning involving the college’s bus from Powys.
The bus was struck by a motor car travelling on the wrong side of the road. One student passenger reported a minor injury and was checked by paramedics at the scene. All the other students and the driver were uninjured in the accident. All the students involved have been contacted by the college’s student services team to check on their wellbeing. A replacement bus has been arranged to transport the students to college and alternative arrangements will be made for students to return home this afternoon. A normal bus service will resume in the morning.
It is our intention for parents of current students to be able to access any generic documents that have been sent home, either by email or via students.
Absences should be reported each day, preferably before 10am.
The college reports student absences from lessons via a text messaging system, which is designed to inform you if your son or daughter misses any college commitments. An automated text will be sent to your agreed mobile number after 1pm on any day where a commitment has been missed that morning and also 6pm when a commitment has been missed that afternoon (if we have not received contact from you before the lesson begins to explain the absence.)
You are welcome to contact the college, following receipt of a text, where routine information, e.g. which lesson/s your son or daughter was absent from, can be provided by the student's Personal Tutor.
Who should you contact?
If you have any concerns regarding your son/daughter’s progress at college, please contact their Progression Specialist (for students following vocational study programmes) or Student Support Tutor (for students following academic study programmes).
Emails from Shrewsbury Colleges Group and ProPortal
If the college is closed unexpectedly due to severe weather or any other incident, a notification will be made via Radio Shropshire, the college website, the college MYSCG app, ProPortal, Moodle and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) if appropriate.
It is vital that the college has up-to-date contact details for the students and their primary contacts. If you have changed your address, telephone number, email address or mobile number please contact the college to inform us.
Parent/Carer Consent Form
Students need to ensure that the parent/carer consent form has been completed by their parents/carers ahead of the start of term.
This form provides permission information for students to attend day/residential trips (if applicable for the course), permission for students to complete work experience and placements, as well as other types of work-related activities.