Doncaster College staff and Governors have the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything they do. Your young person’s time at the College will be packed with new opportunities, experiences and challenges; with all staff committed to making their experience here enjoyable, fulfilling and successful.

This information has been designed to provide you with key information about the College, our services and facilities and what you and your young person can expect from us. While we will do everything we can to support our students, you too have an important role to play and we hope that this guide will support you, along with us, to help your young person on their journey to success.

Click here to download our full Parents’ and Carers’ Guide (.pdf)

 

 

Rated Good by Ofsted – 2016

Ofsted have paid tribute to staff and students and acknowledge students benefit from lecturers’ extensive knowledge and experience and gain a good understanding about how it relates to the workplace.

Find out more at don.ac.uk/ofsted

 

Think Positive: Think Possible

Of course we want them to achieve their qualifications but in addition a Doncaster College student will develop a range of skills and attributes that are equally important and will equip them for work, life and contributing to society:

Self-awareness

to identify things you do well, develop skills and make informed personal life choices.

Understanding

to consider the needs and feelings of others.

Confidence

to be at ease with, and able to, present yourself well.

Citizenship

to take an active part in society and get involved in community activities.

Employability

to demonstrate the necessary skills and attributes to gain employment.

Social Skills

to demonstrate the necessary skills and qualities to work with others.

Sense of achievement and learning for life

Reports to Home

There are two Reports to Home each academic year, one before Christmas and the other at Easter.

The Report to Home gives an overview of progress, attendance and developmental points. We hope parents and carers will take time to read through the report and discuss the content.

All students will meet with their Student Progress and Performance Tutor before the end of the academic year to discuss progression routes and to support them to complete their programme of study.

Should you require any further information regarding Reports to Home  or need support accessing ProPortal please email reporthome.feedback@don.ac.uk and request a call back.

Click here for further information and how to access the Reports to Home

The Prevent strategy

The Prevent strategy was published in 2011 and forms part of the UK’s overall counter-terrorism strategy: CONTEST. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people being drawn into terrorism, either becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent works at the pre-criminal stage by using early intervention to encourage individuals and communities to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology and behaviour.

The three specific objectives of the Government Prevent strategy are to:

  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat the UK faces from those who promote it;
  • prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.

For further information please see – https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf

‘Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.’

If you have any concerns about your young person’s welfare or that of any student please contact a Safeguarding Officer on 01302 553741 or email: safe.guarding@don.ac.uk