Rights and responsibilities
The College treats all its students as adults and expects everyone to treat each other with respect so that rules and regulations are minimal. What rules we do have apply whether the student is in College, on a trip or on a work placement. They also apply to students who are travelling to and from College. We will always try and work through any problems with students before applying any sanctions to them and will look to parents / carers for their support in doing this.
We expect students to:
- Attend regularly and be punctual
- Hand in all their work on time and ask for help if they need it
- Respond to reasonable requests from College staff
- Turn off mobile phones in classrooms and learning centres
- Treat everyone with respect and tolerance
The College will not tolerate:
- Disregard for health and safety precautions
- Substance misuse of any sort, including drink and drugs
- Theft, fraud or damage to property or equipment
- Threatening, abusive or offensive language or behaviour
- Any activities deemed as hate crime (e.g. Homophobia, Racism, Internalised Racism, Sexism, Internalised sexism, Islamaphobia, Disablism etc.)
- Misuse of the Internet or College computers.
Most of the above situations are very rare; we do however reserve the right to discipline students where necessary( this can included temporary and or permanent exclusion).
We believe that all students have rights such as:
- The right to high quality teaching and management of their course of study
- Learning/Learner support for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
- Access to advice, information and guidance on careers, finance, personal issues and academic support
- Information about examination procedures and notification about achievements
- Feedback on their progress and how they will be assessed
- The right to be safe and feel safe. We recognise that we all have an important role to play in protecting and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to safer recruitment and work closely with local agencies such as Social Services when concerns are raised about a student.
My son/daughter has been asked about sexual orientation and religion/belief when enrolling; why is this?
The College firmly believes in promoting equality and diversity actively so that all students, staff and other stakeholders, regardless of their gender, age, sexual orientation or religion/belief can gain access, with confidence, to the services of the College. As such the College seeks to understand the profile of learners (in strictest confidence) so that the impact of the College experience can be monitored in order to take steps to avoid/remove discrimination.
What happens if my son/daughter is being bullied?
You or your son/daughter should talk to his/her personal tutor, a subject teacher or Students Services as soon as possible. The College does not tolerate this type of behaviour and will always act in a positive manner.