Parents & Carers

Our Partnership with Parents

At Joseph Chamberlain College, we know that students need to be given independence and take responsibility for their own learning, to prepare them for their future at university or in employment. We have very high expectations of all of our students, and our staff have high expectations of each other.

Though we emphasise independent learning to all of our students, our partnership with parents is an important part of making sure your son/daughter succeeds. While students are given independence and responsibility for their own learning in order to prepare them for their future, we provide this freedom in a very supportive context with close monitoring and guidance. We believe that, as parents/carers, it is of the utmost importance that you are kept fully informed about your son/daughter’s progress at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College.

We will keep you informed of your son/daughter’s progress throughout the year through a variety of methods, including Parents’ Evenings – where you can discuss your son/daughter’s performance with their Subject Teachers; Progress Reports and Newsletters.

To ensure you are fully aware of your son/daughter’s academic performance, we ask that you keep in contact with Personal Progress Tutors, report case of absences and do not go away on holiday in term time. We also ask that you support us in helping your son/daughter find the right balance between having a social life, employment and their studies.

Over your son/daughter’s time at our College, we will be striving to help them reach their full potential. Your son/daughter will be part of a special community where they feel challenged, supported and are proud to be an ambassador for Joseph Chamberlain College. Our past students have been successful in developing the confidence and self-belief along with an academic record to prepare them for their future, whether it be in Higher Education or employment. By us developing a close relationship with you, together we can ensure that your son/daughter can look forward to reaching their full potential.

Elly Tobin