Information for Parents
We value our relationship with parents and guardians. We believe that a strong partnership between our students, their parents and guardians, and ourselves is vital in providing the structures and support systems needed to ensure that our students work hard, succeed in their studies, and develop the personal and employability skills they need as they go forward.
Additional Learner Support
Weymouth College is an inclusive college which offers a wide range of support to our students who have high needs or additional needs.
Students are urged to declare any additional needs when applying to enable us to prepare and agree a support plan which is in line with their needs and preferred ways of working. Support is then allocated in the most effective way for the student from 1:1, small group work support to workshops and mentoring. Support plans will be monitored and amended as the student’s need change and a review of support is available at any time.
Please submit Education Health Care plans before interview in order for us to prepare to meet the student’s needs ready for their starting date at college.
It is important that we know about any absences before 10am on the first day of absence if your son/daughter/ward will not be in College and the likely date of his/her return.
To report the absence to us, please send an SMS text message to 07860 021622. You must include the 6 digit student reference number of the student who is absent in the message, along with the reason for absence.
If your son/daughter/ward is registered as absent without prior notification you will be contacted immediately.
Students with particular difficulties are able to access our confidential and caring counselling service team who have many levels of experience and specialisation.
Weymouth College has a team of trained basic First-Aiders based throughout the College buildings. If first aid is required, reception will be contacted and will in turn call the closest first aider. If your son/daughter/ward is unwell you may be required to come and collect them from the College, in an emergency an ambulance will be called and the person on the emergency contact number on the student records will be notified.
The College is committed to ensuring continuing quality improvement. We regularly gather valuable feedback from stakeholders. This is done using surveys and focus groups during the academic year.
Weymouth College was inspected by Ofsted in March 2020 (with the inspection results published June 2020). Ofsted again awarded Weymouth College a “Good” grade overall. You can read the full Ofsted inspection report by clicking here.
Parents can expect at least two formal reports per year. Subject and personal tutors provide information for the reports.
The College staff continuously review the progress of the learners both formally and informally. During the course of the academic year the College undertakes formal half termly reviews. Those who are behind with work deadlines will be provided with extra help and guidance to enable then to catch up. Formal review dates will be communicated to the students.
We welcome feedback from students, both formally and informally. We will record and act on comments and suggestions to improve our services wherever possible. In addition, we encourage student participation in our Student Council, as Student Representatives for their course/area of study. Through the Council, students have the opportunity to be consulted on and to inform the management of the College.
Students are expected to attend classes on five days per week (Monday to Friday) for taught sessions, as per the College timetable. For further important dates, please check out the Term Dates page.
Weytrack – Parent Portal
Weytrack is an online service for parents/guardians to enable you to view your son/daughter/ward timetable and track learner progress from the beginning of a course right through to achievement. You will be given the log in details when your son/daughter/ward has enrolled; access to the system is via this website on the front page.
Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns with their son or daughter’s Personal Tutor or a member of the Guidance Team. They will be dealt with effectively and where appropriate, in confidence.
English and maths
At Weymouth College we love English and maths – and so do many employers and universities.
We offer our students the additional support they need to help them succeed in English and maths.
Dorset Police Parents' Newsletter
To access the Dorset Police parents’ newsletter please visit Dorset Police Parents’ Newsletter
Covid-19 advice - Important information for students, parents and carers
Please click here to access Covid 19 Advice for students, parents and carers
If you have any queries please contact the College reception who will be able help or advise who is best to speak to.
Reception & Information Centre
Tel: 01305 761100