At Stanmore College we understand that parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences in young learner's lives. They mould how young people think about education, their future and society.
We recognise that parental engagement in learning is powerfully significant if the outcomes for each learner are to be more than just aspirational.
The home college partnership encourages parents to be involved in their child's learning. We believe that parental engagement brings about significant gains in achievement. It also supports the development of effective communication and reporting systems so that parents can see how their involvement is influencing our activities.
Parents play an integral role in assisting learning. Learners' achievement increases when parents are actively involved in the learning process. We aim to give parents the tools and means effectively to support their child's educational needs, including promoting certain behaviours (e.g. regular attendance).
We are committed to providing appropriate opportunities to involve all parents to participate in the delivery and evaluation of the services and facilities that impact on learners.
As a college we want to have excellent relationships with parents, carers and families. We firmly believe that your co-operation and support can make a real difference to how learners see themselves and engage in learning. Regular communication about the learners' individual development and achievements is a key component of successful partnership work, engaging families in the learning process from the very beginning.
Please see below new guidance published by the Department for Education on keeping children safe from abuse and harm
The DfE has jointly published new guidance with the Home Office, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Public Health England on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.
The guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm
Please click the link below to access a guide for parents and carers to help young people understand, protect and sustain mental health:
Information for Parents – Keeping Safe
At Stanmore college we have a dedicated team of Student Services staff who can provide a range of advice and support to young people and vulnerable adults.
By providing early help and support to young people and their families we can work together to provide the most appropriate support and solutions to keep our students safe.
If you would like to discuss the welfare of your child, please contact us and ask to speak to the safeguarding team.
Here is a range of websites and resources for you to further understand the risks towards children and young people and information and organisations on how to keep your children safe.
For safeguarding, please click here
We know that our children and young people are spending more time online. Whilst the internet can be a great source of information and opportunity to interact with others, its essential that young people understand the risks, know how to act responsibly online and where they can access support should they need to.
Useful guides on E-Safety:
Protecting your children from radicalisation and extremism is similar to protecting them from the other harms you may be more familiar with, such as drugs, gangs and sexual exploitation.
Whilst the majority of young people in Harrow lead positive lives, a small number of young people become involved in gangs and serious youth violence.