Parents, guardians and carers

Principal's Welcome

Principal Danny Metters stands outside the East Riding College campus building in Beverley

We recognise the important role that parents, guardians and carers play in their student'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 progress evenings when tutors will be available to talk to you about your students'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 learner 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 student enjoys their time at College and derives maximum benefit from it.

Danny Metters


Careers and progression

It is important that your student is aware of the progression opportunities available to them upon successful completion.  In addition to your student'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 student.

Find out more on the events page.

Useful information for parents:

Planning a career with your child? Get some ideas:


College Destination Data

93% 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.  56% of Level 3 learners progressed directly to higher education.

All learners

Level 3 learners

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 online 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 through this parental guide, and this cyber awareness guide.  You can also watch this short video or check out this bullying website.  To find out how to report online abuse, check the CEOP 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

For general advice on online safety read this guide

Bullying - how to access support at East Riding College.  Use the anti-bulling alliance tool for parents and carers.  

Complete this short training session from Zero Suicide Alliance to increase your awareness of suicide prevention and potentially 'save a life' - because one life lost is one too many.

The Safeguarding Lead for East Riding College is the Vice Principal: Information, Planning, Learner Experience, Inclusion and Curriculum Operations and the Head of Learner Services.  The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is the Safeguarding And Emotional Wellbeing Supervisor. Go to the TEC Partnership Safeguarding Page.

For any queries call 0345 120 0044.  

East Riding College work with a number of local agencies and partners to provide extended support and a safe college environment.  We are a member of the Humberside Police Safer Schools Partnership. This aims to provide Prevention, Education, Diversion and Monitoring support to help reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and related incidents and improve safety in and around the college and communities. A list of additional Safeguarding contacts can be found here External Safeguarding and Mental Health support


Why not check out the latest guidance from the NHS on mental health awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Including guidance for children and young people, the mind matters quiz, and links to urgent support.

Counter-Terrorism Police have produced guidance for parents on some of these risks and how to seek further support. PREVENT – staying safe online  

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 student's progress
  • An invitation to at least two parents evenings each year
  • The opportunity to talk to your student'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 student's progress
  • The opportunity to consent to your student'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 student 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 Head of Learner Services.  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 our latest Equality and Diversity Report.

To report a hate crime contact the Humberside Police

Financial support

A wide range of financial support is available to support your student 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.

Feedback - compliments, complaints and comments

We welcome feedback from our customers to help us improve our services at any time during your student'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 student's progress.  Your feedback is important to us and we 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.