Parents & Carers

We understand how tough it is supporting your son or daughter to make informed choices about which direction to take after GCSEs. Call our Information Centre staff with any questions and please come to our Open Days.

We’re delighted that they have chosen Great Yarmouth College as the positive next step in their education.

A concern of many parents when their young person leaves school and heads for college is that they won’t be involved in their progress or education from then on.

To reassure you, at GYC we love parents to be involved!

We encourage all parents, carers and guardians to join us as we support our young learners with their studies.

Parental involvement is crucial.  The interest and continuing support you offer, along with our input, ensures they enjoy their time at the college and get the very best experience from their chosen learning programme.

We hold regular parents’ evening to discuss your young person’s progress and parents and guardians are sent copies of progress reviews so you are kept in regular touch with their progress.

We look forward to working with you to ensure your son, daughter or ward maximises every opportunity and completes their course successfully, moving on to their planned next step, be it an apprenticeship, employment, university or a further course.

We welcome parents visiting us at any time to find out what college is like, to discuss their young person’s progress or any concern you might have.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the information Centre on 01493 655261 (option 1) .

Have your Say! 

Ofsted is keen to find out the views of learners, employers and parents/carers.

It has set up a series of online questionnaires.

If you are a parent or carers of a young person ages 16-18, (or aged 16-24 where the learner has learning difficulties and/or disabilities)

Click here to fill in your questionaire.

Useful links for parents/carers

Operation Encompass Information


CEOP and The Parent Zone:

Keep up to date with changes to GCSEs, the link below will guide you through the reforms:

Concerned about the mental health and wellbeing of your child? Please see the link below for useful information and contact our Student Wellbeing Co-ordinatior on 01493 418324 email

Families can visit to access advice and support on how to keep children safe online. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations. See the new campaign film

Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre ( where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.

If you are concerned about the welfare of your own or any other child and would like to seek advice please follow the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board website:

Career Planning – looking at the UK labour market:

The Working Futures summary report attached looks at the future size and shape of the labour market by considering employment prospects by industry, occupation, qualification level, gender and employment status. If you would like to support your young person with careers advice for their future our progression advisers would be happy to help, please contact them on 01493 419290.


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Spot the signs of extremist views and radicalisation

Individuals can be drawn towards the process of radicalisation in a number of ways, many of which may overlap. When we talk about ‘vulnerability’ or ‘susceptibility’ within this context we mean individuals who, because of their circumstance, experiences or state of mind can be lead towards a terrorist ideology. Follow the link below for a list of potential vulnerabilities, this is not exhaustive and all or none may be present in individual cases of concern. It is important to stress that there may be no direct evidence of criminal behaviour. If you would like to talk to someone at College about any concerns you have, please contact the Wellbeing team on 07795 306828.


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