Information for parents, guardians & carers
We value the contact we have with parents, guardians and carers of students aged 16-18. Leaving school and starting College is a very important decision and, as a parent or guardian, you will want to make sure your son or daughter has made the right choice.
We hope you will join us in supporting and encouraging your son/daughter to take their studies seriously, attend regularly, behave appropriately, be punctual and hand work in on time. We will provide you with information on their progress, with regular opportunities to talk to staﬀ about any issues or concerns you may have.
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Sign up to receive progress updates for your son/daughter
Wirral Met is keen to work with parents and guardians to support students to achieve the best they can. By registering, you can view the progress your son/daughter is making.
How to set up a ProPortal Parent Account
- Go to PROPORTAL PARENT
- Click on the 'Submit An Account Request' link
- Add your email address & create a password
- Add details of your son’s/daughter’s course (student reference number, name, date of birth & course title)
- Submit your request
- You will receive an email – click on the link to verify your account
- You will receive a confirmation email with details of your account
- Go to PROPORTAL PARENT
Parents' / Carers' Evenings
Our Parents’/Carers’ evenings take place at the following times, but if you have any concerns about your son/daughter and their progress, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with their Personal or Course Tutor during term time.
You will receive a letter inviting you to make an appointment to meet the Course Tutor before each event – please ensure you book a time slot before the evening.
Week commencing 30th november 2020
week commencing 19th April 2021
Support for students
Wirral Met provides outstanding support for students, to help students progress onto apprenticeships, jobs and university.
In addition to Personal Tutors, Wirral Met has a dedicated Additional Learning Support team providing support to those who need it. The team is there to support your son or daughter with specific learning needs including dyslexia/dyspraxia, physical difficulties, and mental health and well-being. Pastoral Support Mentors provide support with personal issues, problems relating to finance, time management and study support to help students keep up with their work.
Wirral Met works in partnership with employers to provide work placements to improve students’ experience and confidence in the workplace, which helps them progress into apprenticeships and jobs.
Why should we consider college as well as school sixth form provision?
Take a look at the Association of Colleges' short video below which explains key facts about colleges, apprenticeships and higher education.
Safeguarding your child
Wirral Met takes the health and well-being of our students very seriously. We have a Safeguarding Manager, with specific policies regarding safeguarding, zero tolerance on bullying and health and safety of students, staff and visitors to College.
Please call our Student Services team on 0151 551 7777 if you have any safeguarding concerns about your son or daughter.
Term dates & Open Evenings - details are available on the Events page.
Student Charter – we expect our students to:
- Attend every class
- Work hard and give 100% in their work
- Show respect to their tutors and other students
- We monitor attendance and all classes are registered; tutors will inform parents if a student’s attendance drops.
- We review each student’s performance during regular personal tutorials; each student’s Individual Learning Plan is updated with targets and details of their progress
We hope you will join us in supporting and encouraging your son or daughter to take their studies seriously, attend all classes, behave appropriately, be punctual and hand work in on time.
T Levels - coming in 2022
T Levels are technical qualifications at level 3, equivalent to taking 3 A Levels. They are for those aged 16-19 who have finished their GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to progress into a job, apprenticeship or Higher Education.
For more information, including which T Levels Wirral Met is introducing in 2022, visit here: T Levels
Keeping in touch
We value the contact we have with parents, guardians and carers of students aged 16-18 and we encourage parents to keep in touch throughout the academic year. Throughout your son’s or daughter’s studies, the College will provide you with information on their progress, with regular opportunities to talk to staff about any issues or concerns you may have.
- Parents’ reports are sent out to parents each term
- Parents’ evenings usually take place in the first and second terms
- Reporting absence – please make sure your son or daughter phones the college if they are unable to attend their class due to sickness/other reason
To find out more, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call the Additional Learning Support team direct on 0151 551 7435.