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.
Attendance and Exams
Study Leave for Year 2 students will commence after half-term. There will be ongoing revision and support sessions that students will be asked to attend. We hope that students take advantage of all support activities - they really can make a difference. From 13 May students will be able to take the morning off, when they have an external exam in the afternoon. Students MUST advise any teachers of sessions that they will be missing AND the Absence Team. Students cannot have the afternoon off for a next morning exam.
Temporary bus service changes
Due to essential roadworks, Shrewsbury town centre will be closed to traffic between 20 May and 7 June. In light of this, two of the College bus service providers have requested temporary amendments to the travel arrangements for the Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Powys College buses. Welsh Bridge students are being asked to use the Abbey bus stop temporarily, due to limited access at Welsh Bridge Campus. Students having any problems with this arrangement are being asked to speak to Student Services.
Keeping you informed
We believe it’s important for parents/carers to be a part of each student’s progress at College. In the first half-term we hold a Transition Evening which is an opportunity for you to come and view the facilities, hear from senior staff and meet the personal tutor who oversees your son/ daughter’s progress and wellbeing.
Parent Consultation Events
Each academic year parents/carers can discuss progress and progression plans with teaching staff. These events are provided for consultation between parents, staff and students so we strongly recommend that parents and students attend these evenings together.
Absences should be reported each day, preferably before 10am.
The College’s reporting response to student absence from lessons is 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 other any other incident, notification will be made via Radio Shropshire, the College website, Parent Portal, 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 College to inform us.