Parent / Carer Welcome 2023

As a parent/carer of a new student at Callywith College, we would like to provide you with information, videos, and links to help guide you through your young person’s time at the College.

All students have made a great start to their time at college, and you should by now have received a registration email for Parent Advantage, our online parent/carer portal giving you access to your young person’s attendance, timetable, and progress at college. If you have any queries, or require assistance logging in to Parent Advantage, please do not hesitate to get in touch via a Programme Team Administrator (PTA) on 01208 224490.

Below, we have prepared some useful videos and links and information on Individual Learning Plans (ILP) and Progress Evenings.

Please watch the welcome video from Callywith Principal Jon Grey, as well as the relevant Personal Development Tutor (PDT) video for your young person in your care by clicking on the links below.

We hope that you find this information helpful and we really look forward to working with you in the near future.

Welcome from Principal Jon Grey

Personal Development Tutor (PDT) Videos

You will be sent a link by email to a Personal Development Tutor (PDT) video for your young person.

Find out more about the role of our Personal Development Tutors in supporting your young person at college here.

Further Information Links

Individual Learning Plan (ILP)

All new students will create their own Individual Learning Plan (ILP) with guidance from their Personal Development Tutor. This process is about starting a goal setting and action planning process for success at college and beyond. As part of this process, all students are given Minimum Target Grades (MTGs). These are set for all students based on the average national progress made from the GCSE grades they achieved in year 11. The grades given are an average projection from their starting point at the college and form a Minimum Target that we believe all students should be aiming to exceed.  The MTG is neither a predicted grade nor a promise so the grade given during the ILP process does not limit what students can achieve in any way.

Progress Evenings

May we also take this opportunity to invite you to attend our progress evenings this year. These events provide you with the opportunity to make appointments with lecturers who teach your young person. Each progress evening will be preceded by a report that compares current projected performance to MTG and sets key targets to improve. You will be emailed an invitation link to book appointments via SchoolCloud. You are, of course, encouraged to contact your young person’s Personal Development Tutor (PDT) or Programme Team Leader (PTL) should you have any concerns at any stage.

The dates for progress evenings are below:

Monday 4 December, 3.30-7.30 pm - Year 1 progress evening – remote

Wednesday 13 December, 3.30-7.30 pm - Year 2 progress evening – remote

Thursday 21 March, 3.30-7.30 pm - Year 2 progress evening – remote

Monday 25 March, 3.30-7.30pm - Year 1 progress evening – remote

Other Important Dates

Please find below some other dates to note:

Friday 3rd November 2023 - Staff training day – college closed to students

Friday 8th December 2023 - Spring bus pass deadline – please visit our transport page here

Friday 1st March 2024 - Staff training day – college closed to students

Friday 22nd March 2024 - Summer bus pass deadline – please visit our transport page here

1st - 5th July 2024 - Callywith Your Future Week – all first-year students must arrange and complete a work experience placement from 1st - 5th July 2024.

Friday 5th July 2024 - End of academic year