Working in partnership with students and their parents or guardians
This page provides information, advice and guidance dedicated to parents, guardians and family members of both current and prospective New City College students.
Your Valuable Support
We value your vital supporting role as a family member of a New City College student and we like to work in partnership with students and their parents or guardians. Families, parents, and guardians can join us in supporting your young person as they make the transition from school to college and start to become more independent and more responsible. Starting college is an exciting time for any new student, and it can be a challenging experience for you too!
We hope the information below will tell you more about our college, our services, procedures, and expectations. We look out for each other here; our extensive network of student support services is second to none. Please see below for useful links and read some of our students’ success stories.
New City College sets high expectations for all its students and we provide them with the support and guidance they need to achieve their ambitions. We offer a huge range of courses, all designed to help students progress onto university or into the world of work. We set out very clearly in our Student Contract what students can expect from the college and what we, in turn, expect from them. We also ask students to respect the college in every way – through attitude and standards of behaviour to staff, the environment, and each other.
A Big Step
Whichever course your student is studying with us, be assured that we will do all we can to help them achieve their potential in preparation for their onward journey to success and their next step in life.
College is very different from school; your new student will need to adapt to become an independent learner in a new environment designed to stretch and challenge them. There are many ways for them to get a window to the world while they’re here with our career-ready programmes that give exclusive access to internships with the UK’s leading employers, one-to-one mentoring, and trips to influential organisations overseas.
There will also be many opportunities for them to get more than a qualification with us; they can join a club or society, a sports team or band – they’ll be spoilt for choice with our wide range of enrichment activities, events, trips, and volunteering opportunities.
During breaks and holidays from college, it is easy for students to get distracted and forget about their studies. But they will often have coursework or exams due soon after the start of term. While it is the responsibility of the student to deal with their own studies, you can consider how you could encourage them to do some studying, coursework, or revision.
Students often say that a useful study technique is chatting through what they’ve learned with a family member. Talking about what you’re learning can build subject knowledge, confidence and increase motivation to study.
Accelerated Learning in English and Maths
The directors for English and maths met with parents on Dec 13th to explain how we are supporting learners to progress onto the next level of their chosen vocational course next year. This presentation takes you through what learners need to do to make sure they are able to achieve the right levels of English and maths for their next stage.
For more information, download the MyNCC app or use the emails on the final slide to contact the relevant staff member.
The College aims to keep parents/carers up to date with their son/daughter’s progress throughout the year.
Parents/carers will receive a log in to access MyNCC and Parent Portal. This account is used to communicate important information to parents and provides access for them to view a wide range of information about their son/daughter. This will be launched around the end of September at the parent/carer welcome events at each campus.
From your MyNCC account you can:
- Find out latest news at the college
- Receive alerts and notifications
- Report absence
- View timetables
- Check attendance
- Check progress reports
- Top up WisePay
To find out more about MyNCC and how to use your account, please follow this How to Guide.
Please click here to access the My NCC website
You can also download the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store.
Within MyNCC you will also find a link to ProPortal. This system is used to report absence and view progress reports.
Don’t forget – this is not launched immediately at the start of term as we are settling in all the student log-ins. This is launched around the end of september.
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