For Parents and Carers
At Aylesbury College, we take great care to help your son or daughter settle in happily and quickly. For many parents, or others with responsibility for young people, it will be a new experience, too. We are sure you will be delighted to see how your son or daughter develops and grows in confidence whilst at College with us.
The Aylesbury College Student
At Aylesbury College we are committed to developing our students with skills and attributes to reach and exceed their aspirations for work and life, to become responsible and productive individuals.
We know that it takes more than just studying for a qualification and that’s why our Aylesbury College students stand out in the crowd. The ‘Aylesbury College’ student is self-confident, energetic and ambitious to learn and succeed; promoting values of respect, integrity, honesty and openness in all they do.
An Aylesbury College student demonstrates;
- High levels of technical skills and understanding
- The application of literacy, numeracy and technology into their working and everyday lives
- Critical thinking, expressing and applying ideas through well-developed communication skills
- Emotional intelligence; are self-aware, adaptable, flexible, understanding and responding to others’ needs
- Leadership skills and qualities
- Enterprise skills and characteristics
- Responsibility and citizenship
We greatly value the support that as parents and carers you provide. We offer a range of opportunities for you to communicate with your child’s tutor and other staff in your son’s or daughter’s education so you stay involved.
We are sure you will be pleased to know that at Aylesbury College we take student safety very seriously. All staff, students and visitors are required to wear their identity card whilst in the College. This allows access to the Student Centre, computing facilities and examinations. We appreciate your support in encouraging your son or daughter to wear their card when in College.
14 - 16 programme
Aylesbury College works closely in partnership with schools to offer 14-16 year olds a range of vocational qualifications in:
- Hospitality and Catering
- Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
- Motor vehicle
- Public Services
Students continue to study at school and attend College one afternoon a week in year 10 & 11 to gain a vocational qualification alongside their GCSE’s. The programmes have excellent pass rates at 98%, and many young people progress onto further training at the College either full-time or as an apprentice
The College has excellent specialist facilities and expert teachers from industry who provide the opportunity to learn in a real life experience and prepare young people with the skills, behaviours and attitudes for the world of work
If you would like to find out more about these programmes please see the useful links box on the left of this page or contact your school
One of the advantages of coming to Aylesbury College is having the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds in an atmosphere where diversity is valued and everyone is treated as an individual. You will find us totally committed to making sure that you have every opportunity to reach your potential, whatever your gender, disability, faith, ethnic origin, age or sexual orientation.
At Aylesbury College we aim to foster a friendly secure and supportive environment through personal development, awareness-raising and clear accountabilities. We have an Equality and Diversity Steering Group which monitors the implementation of our policy across the College. We also aim to foster links with statutory agencies and voluntary groups, and play a full and active part in the wider life of the community.
For further information on any of these areas please contact Safeguarding and Student Welfare Services who will in turn put you in touch with the lead officer.
Telephone: 01296 588599