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Parent Portal

The parent portal is located via the ‘Parents’ tab on the College website. The Portal gives you access to live information regarding your son/daughter’s progress, attendance and behaviour throughout their time at Wyke. It is also the location to access progress reviews and Progress Tutor contact details.

The link to the parent portal will open up a log-in page

  • Your Username (This is your son/daughter’s individual student number)
  • Your Password is (you will be prompted to change this when you first log in)
  • For security purposes please enter their DOB in digit only format e.g. – 030394
  • If you do not have a username or password, please contact the college to request one.

The parent portal includes the following attendance data.

  • The whole year’s attendance.
  • The current term’s attendance.
  • The last full week’s attendance.
  • The number of reported absences per week.
  • The number of unreported absences per week.

Progress Review information will be visible through the parent portal throughout the year.

Parent Portal User Guide

As part of the college’s agenda to support and enhance the development of our learners, we have recently take the opportunity to improve the online Parent Portal facilities to create a more transparent service with clear and effective communication links for parent/guardian engagement.

Please see the Parent Portal Guide 2020 and video overviews of the Parent Portals functionalities at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6AAF0xhxeelrOcMnhzVK_0vA3UBi_11a

Summer Assessments 2021

By | News for Parents

We would like to wish our Year 1 and Year 2 students the best of luck with their up-and-coming End of Year assessments.

Our Year 2 assessment period begins on 17th May and this will be followed by our Year 1 cohort starting 24th May.

For those involved, students can see their timetable on the Student Portal and they should arrive at the appropriate location at least 10 minutes before the start of the assessment.

The official rules and regulations of assessments are on the student intranet.

Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs)

By | News for Parents

Please follow this link to a webpage containing information on our centre policy for awarding grades this summer, and JCQ’s guidance for parents and students.

You can also follow this link to access the material on the evidence base each subject is using to award their grades.

Any vocational courses will be awarding a QTAG and we have also published today our current position on this process. Teachers have been and will continue to share this process with their students.

If you have any further questions, please contact the college on (01482 346 347)

 

Sarah O'Sullivan

Train to Teach at Wyke

By | Community, Course News, News, News for Parents, On Campus

From September 2021, Wyke will be offering teacher training, pre-service and in-service, part-time, Cert Ed and PGCE courses, awarded by the University of Huddersfield.

Centre manager, Rachel Hitchenor, is really excited to be offering these new teacher training courses and is looking forward to welcoming new students and working closely with the University. The range of pathways on offer reaches out to everyone who is looking to further their career in a sixth form or college setting.

She said, “If you’re already working as a teacher or trainer at a recognised training or educational establishment within the education and training sector (former post-14 sector) or and looking to progress your career, then the in-service PGCE or Cert Ed is the course for you.

If you’re hoping to go into teaching within sixth forms or further education colleges, or you see yourself taking up a career in adult education or informal education roles, then the pre-service PGCE or Cert Ed would suit your needs. You don’t need previous teaching experience, just an industry skill, an appropriate entry qualification and a passion for teaching and training others.”

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to proceed, following a process of professional formation through the Society for Education and Training to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status. This is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

High quality teaching is at the heart of Wyke’s success. Recently, the PE, Sports and Dance department won the coveted “FE Teaching Team of the Year” award. This year, the status of the College was confirmed by “The Sunday Times Parent Power Survey” that placed Wyke in the top 2% of providers in the UK.

Wyke is an established provider of teacher training placements. Sarah O’Sullivan completed her first placement at Wyke and now teaches A Level Geography at the College.

She said, “When given the opportunity to complete my 1st PGCE placement at Wyke, I was excited, yet nervous, and most of all curious to see what it would be like as a trainee teacher at a Sixth Form College.

Wyke supported me in this placement immensely- I had a well-structured programme with my mentor and PGCE coordinator and I felt part of the team straight away. I was given the opportunity to observe teachers from a variety of subjects and got invaluable teaching advice from both well experienced teachers and other recently qualified teachers too. The placement allowed me to put the introduction to pedagogical theories into practice and try different strategies in the classroom to challenge myself in a supportive environment.

Feedback from observations is always constructive and encouraging, which has consequently improved my confidence, and competency in teaching. Completing the PGCE led to me gaining employment in the organisation, where I am currently continuing to develop professionally and gaining a deeper understanding into teaching and learning through the NQT programme.”

If you have any questions or would like further information then please email rachel.hitchenor@wyke.ac.uk or phone 01482 346347. If you would like to apply then please email or phone to discuss the most appropriate route.
To apply via our current vacancies portal https://vportal.wyke.ac.uk/ by 30th June 2021 if possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Lucy Tessier

Max the Gap

By | Course News, Music, News, News for Parents

If you think taking a gap year is a chance to sit back and relax, think again!

Former A level Music student, Lucy Tessier is maximising her time by working as a freelance journalist and copywriter. By combining her talent for writing and passion for the indie music scene, Lucy’s work has been published across a range of digital media platforms.

Over that last 7 months, Lucy has been scouting new talent for magazines to promote, pitching new features, interviewing bands and artists for articles, writing album and single reviews and ghost-writing content for blog posts.

Next year, Lucy will begin her undergraduate life, studying BA(Hons) English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds.

Lucy’s work has been published on Gigwise.com and Soundspheremag.com. To get a flavour of her critical ability and engaging writing style, read her article on Wolf Alice https://www.gigwise.com/features/3396348/what-a-wolf-alice-comeback-means-to-the-band-s-fans

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Spring Re-Opening Webinar

By | Community, Course News, News, News for Parents, On Campus

Our Spring Re-Opening Webinar is now available to view online. The 40 minute presentation, hosted by Principal Paul Britton, guides you through the testing process, campus Covid safety expectations and also discusses the assessment and awarding process for our second year students.

Visit this link to view the presentation on the College’s YouTube channel. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Wyke.

Careers Newsletter #2

By | News for Parents

National Careers Week 2021 (1st-6th March) is a fantastic celebration of all things careers guidance, which aims to support young people leaving education and moving on to employment. We have set out some of the main events and activities which are taking place throughout the week.

This has been circulated to all students and we are encouraging students to regularly check the Careers and UCAS Microsoft Teams Page for updates.

Parents/ Guardians can find this in our latest careers newsletter at: National Careers Week Newsletter 2021