Mr Chris Armour
Head of House (Stirling)
Effective parental involvement and communication is crucial in supporting a student’s education. We run a number of events throughout each college year, which are tailored towards that particular year groups’ needs and requirements.
In all year groups we run a number of workshops during the evening on a range of topics relevant to parents/carers in how to support students learning at home.
We initially report a grit grade in the autumn term, to inform parents of the attitude and effort shown by students across all their subjects. Subsequently, we report two times a year on a student’s progress via their census point report. This provides information on levels of effort and attainment based on regular and rigorous in class assessments. Moreover, once during the year, we also have a formal parents evening, allowing parents/carers the opportunity to meet subject teachers and gain more in-depth feedback on their child’s progress.
However, we do not just reply on communicating with parents/carers during these set occasions. We aim to keep parents as informed as possible on all aspects of college life and have regular communications home via our ‘Edulink and ‘in touch’ messaging system. This allows us to share with you important information about college events or your child’s well-being. It is therefore critical that we have up-to-date contact details for parents/carers throughout a student’s time with us. We would also encourage parents to contact the College if you have any concerns or queries.