Parents, carers and guardians

Principal's Welcome

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We recognise the important role that parents, guardians and carers play in their son or daughter's progress during what is a particularly important period in their lives.  We are committed to working with you to support our learners in the fulfilment of their potential and their progression upon completion of their chosen programme. This page aims to answer the questions you may have about their studies here.

We very much welcome your attendance at parents' evenings when tutors will be available to talk to you about your son or daughter's progress and to discuss with you how we can best work together to support them as they progress towards the successful completion of their programme.

Open events provide further opportunity for us to discuss with you and your son or daughter the progression opportunities that are available to them upon successful completion, whether that be employment, an apprenticeship, further or higher education. 

We look forward to working with you to ensure that your son or daughter enjoys their time at College and derives maximum benefit from it.

Mike Welsh


Getting started, careers and progression

It is important that your son or daughter is aware of the progression opportunities available to them upon successful completion.  In addition to your son or daughter's personal tutor, a team of specialist guidance officers are available upon request to advise on progression opportunities.  Open events and progression events are held regularly, you are welcome to attend with your son or daughter.

Find out more on the open events page.

Useful information for parents:

Example enrichment timetable

What kind of careers advisor are you?


Explore career options and job profiles on the National Careers Service website

 View this UCAS presentation for parents

College Destination Data

91% of all of our learners record positive destinations - this means they progressed into either work, higher education, to the next level with us or to other training after leaving us.  91% of Level 3 learners also progressed to positive destinations.

Destinations 2017

Staying safe 

The College is committed to protecting all children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, disability, language, faith and / or sexual orientation. 

Staying safe on line is one aspect of safeguarding and whilst the College has rigorous arrangements in place to protect learners from harm whilst they are at College it is important that parents, guardians and carers understand the risks associated with inappropriate use of the internet at home.  Information and advice for parents on how to ensure that young people stay safe on line is available on the Thinkuknow website.

Further resources are available from Parent Info, a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing online. For example, the site currently includes information about staying safe on minecraft, mental health, and building online resilience.

For more information, go to the Parent Info website.

Further advice and support is available on the Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) website

 If you want to know more about sexting, read this guide

Bullying - how to access support at East Riding College.

The Safeguarding Lead for East Riding College is the Client Services and Enrichment Manager.  

For any queries call 0345 120 0044.  


Parent and carer entitlement

Parents and carers of learners aged 16 to 18 are entitled to:

  • At least two written reports each academic year on your son or daughter's progress
  • An invitation to at least two parents evenings each year
  • The opportunity to talk to your son or daughter's personal tutor should you have a concern relating to their progress
  • Information from the College about any significant concerns that the College may have relating to your son or daughter's progress
  • The opportunity to consent to your son or daughter's participation in any College-related trips or tours
  • The opportunity to provide feedback on your perceptions of the College

Parent and carer responsibilities

The College appreciates the significant contribution that parents, guardians and carers can make to the progress and success of young people and encourages parents to actively support their son or daughter during their time at College. 

If you want to know more about mental health resilience or self-harming, try this free online course.

The Looked After Children Lead for East Riding College is the Schools Liaison and Guidance Services Manager.  For any queries call 0345 120 0044.  


Equality Policy and Equality Objectives 

East Riding College is fully committed to the active promotion of equality of opportunity in the provision of all its services and to the principle that all learners, members of staff and the community are entitled to equality of opportunity.  

For more information, read our Equality Policy  and Equality Objectives and Implementation Plan 2015-2017 and our latest Equality and Diversity Report .

Financial support

A wide range of financial support is available to support your son or daughter while they are attending college. Our learner services team can provide more detailed information relating to financial support towards the cost of travel, uniform, equipment and childcare.

If your son or daughter is aged 19 or over they may be entitled to an Adult Learning Grant.

Feedback - compliments, complaints and comments

We welcome feedback from our customers to help us improve our services at any time during your son or daughter's time with us.

We also conduct a survey into parents' perception of the College twice a year, held to coincide with the parents evenings, to provide feedback on your son or daughter's progress.  Your feedback is important to us and I would encourage you to return the completed questionnaire promptly.

Contact us

If there is anything else you would like to find out which you can't find on this website, please contact us. All our contact details are on the contact us page.