Sometimes it can be a bit daunting when your child decides to leave school and becomes more independent. In this section we’ll detail how your child will continue to be in a safe and secure environment while they study with us.
Your child’s Learning Mentor and Student Services are the main sources of support, care and information to help your child during their time at GC. But you’re also welcome to call or email them if you have any questions about your child’s education.
If your child is under 19, their Learning Mentor will be in touch to introduce themselves and to answer any initial queries.
Flexibility to change
Students don’t have to know exactly what they want when they start.
If your child has changed their mind about the course that they’ve chosen at the end of the first-term we can help them move courses. Through our student support network we can also identify if your child would be better suited to a different course type or level. We provide expert advice, guidance and recommendations on which course may suit their skills and interests.
We’ll help you and your child every step of the way with that transition.
Welfare and safeguarding
Everyone employed at Gloucestershire College – whether senior management, lecturers, or support staff – are actively involved in safeguarding our students.
As well as the dedicated Safeguarding Team, there are Student Officers at each campus who work closely with your child’s course lecturer and Learning Mentor to help keep students safe and informed about the risks that they might encounter in everyday life. Examples of recent campaigns include raising awareness of the signs of and support for domestic violence and radicalisation.
Our staff, and anyone who works with students at the College, has a background check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously Criminal Records Bureau or CRB).
Equality and diversity
Gloucestershire College is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion in all of our activities – both with students and within our team. Equality is about every individual being valued for who they are helping everyone to achieve their best without unfair obstacles, stigma or stereotyping, or being restricted by others’ expectations of their ability. You can download our EDI Policy below.
We also are committed to protecting the information of our applicants, students, and you – their parents – through our Data Protection policy that adheres to the rules of the Data Protection Act 1998. You can download a copy of our Data Protection Policy below.
We’re here to help
If you have any questions about Data Protection or the welfare of your child while they are at GC, please speak to Student Services.