Parent Communications


It is our intention for parents of current students to be able to access any generic documents that have been sent home either by email or through the students.

If we’ve missed anything please contact Samantha Hand.

Remember that you can report absences by emailing absence@ssfc.ac.uk - remember to include both the student's name and if possible their student ID number.

Absences should be advised each day preferably before 10 am.

 

Leavers Afternoon - Friday 26th May

A variety of activities will be available to students from 11.30am with lessons ending at 11.45am although Year 1 students will be required to return to their normal lessons from 1.30pm until the end of the day. The event is a combination of a formal goodbye and celebration of the Year 2 student’s time at the College. The formal event is headed up by Paul Morgan, as Head of the Sixth Form and is an opportunity for staff and students to say their goodbyes. This presentation will be at 12pm in the Student Common Room at Welsh Bridge Campus.

 

Alongside that is a fun element with a rodeo and photobooth so that students can have pictures taken with their friends. This is in the main Priory Hall 11.30am -1.30pm.

We hope to see as many students there as possible and wish them all the best in their exams and for the future.

 

Tuesday 6 June - normal college timetable suspended

On Tuesday 6 June, the normal college timetable will be suspended and we are hosting the Aberystwyth University Enrichment Day. This event, held on our Welsh and English Bridge Campuses, is a perfect opportunity for you to sample some university lectures in different subject areas.

You can choose from the following workshops – your teachers have full details of each workshop. A copy of the programme can also be found on the Careers page of Moodle.

You can choose a maximum of two workshops - one from the morning session and one from the afternoon session.

To sign up, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/Y08LiyNL2pJgfCum2

 

MORNING SESSION: 10.00 TILL 11.30 AM

Subject

Title

Room

Mathematics

The Mathematics of Soap Films

Room P105 - Welsh Bridge

Economics

International Tax and Tax Avoidance

Room P204  - Welsh Bridge

Agriculture

Agriculture in 21st century

Room TBC

Childhood Studies

Aspects of Child Development

Room TBC

English Literature

War Writing

Room TBC

Animal Behaviour

Singing in the Brain – the science of birdsong

Room TBC

International Politics

Britain, Brexit and the World

Room TBC

Sports Science

Improving physical activity and sports performance

Room TBC

Film and TV

Combining historical, theoretical and practical approaches

Room TBC

Spanish

Texting in Spanish

Room TBC

German

Monkey Raisins, Monkey Nuts – easy German grammar

Room TBC

AFTERNOON SESSION: 1.00 TILL 2.30 PM

Subject

Title

Room

Psychology

What is Psychology and how can it help us when things don’t go to plan?

Room TBC

Physics

Using starlight to find explanations

P105 – Welsh Bridge

Business

Leadership Activity Workshop

Room Q1 – Welsh Bridge

Education

Education for Sustainable Development

Room TBC

Creative Writing

Polemic Writing

Room TBC

History

Analysing and interpreting historical evidence: facts vs truth

Room TBC

French

La France; premiere destination touristique mondiale

Room TBC

 

Trip to UCAS Higher Education Convention – NEC, Birmingham – Monday 12 June 2017

FREE OF CHARGE

The college has been allocated 50 places at the UCAS HE Convention at the NEC, Birmingham on Monday 12 June, which will be attended by representatives from over 100 universities, colleges of higher education and professional bodies. 

UCAS exhibitions are the only opportunity students have to explore a variety of options in one setting. They are a chance to get talking with university admissions staff and subject specialists, find out what life is like on and off campus, and discover what else is on offer when exams are done and dusted − volunteer work, gap year adventures, and career opportunities. 

For a list of exhibitors – please click on the following link:

https://www.ucasevents.com/UCAS/media/uploaded/EVUCAS/event_1702/BIR17_exhibitor_list_070217.pdf

The coach will leave the Welsh Bridge campus at 8.00 am (meet outside Montgomery’s Tower) and will return to the Welsh Bridge campus by approximately 1.30 pm.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If students would like to attend, they need to register by clicking here https://goo.gl/forms/9Vkk19u9vaReLVoi2

Students must ask their teachers for permission to miss their lessons.

Emails from SSFC and ProPortal

Due to the way that many mail providers operate, it is possible that emails received from the college and ProPortal will be automatically filed in your junk/spam/clutter folders. We would ask therefore that you check those folders for updates from the @ssfc.ac.uk address. If it is the case that this is happening, you will need to take appropriate action so that your mail provider treats the @ssfc.ac.uk or ProPortal address as 'safe' and not 'junk' mail. If you have any queries, please contact Laurina Rushworth. Should you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please be aware that you will receive no communications at all, including absence texts. Should this be something you wish to instigate, please contact Sam Hand.

ParentPay

ParentPay is an e-payment system that allows you to pay for items at college including college fund. You should have received a letter from the college outlining how you can access ParentPay. If you haven't, please email the college on finance@ssfc.ac.uk quoting ParentPay and your son/daughter’s student id in the subject bar.

You can pay for trips and visits; book deposits, printer credits etc at the Student Finance Desk. The preferred method of payment is by the online e-payments system Parentpay. You can also pay by credit/debit card at the Student Finance Desk (English Bridge Campus) or via by calling the college and speaking with Wendy Griffiths during its opening hours which are 10 – 1.30 pm daily.

Once you have registered onto the system, you can see a ‘shop’ of items that can be purchased. Note that all college resources are listed, not only those relevant to your son/daughter. You should have received from each subject notification of what purchases are suggested to support your son/daughters course. If you have any queries, please contact finance@ssfc.ac.uk quoting ParentPay and your son/daughter’s student id in the subject bar.

ProPortal

ProPortal is a student information system that allows parents/guardians to view student progress, attendance and other information held at college. Parents/guardians are required to register for an account. 

Please click here for instructions on how to register on ProPortal. To go to ProPortal please click here. This process involves some manual data checking so any account requests made after 5pm on Thursday will not be actioned until the following Monday. Click here for details on how to use ProPortal.

Travelling from Wales?

The Welsh Government have a discounted travel scheme providing people living in Wales aged 16, 17 and 18 with 1/3 discount off their bus travel. The pass itself is free of charge. For more information and to apply, please go to https://mytravelpass.gov.wales/en/.

Absence Reporting

The College’s reporting response to student absence from lessons is via a text messaging system which is designed to inform you if your son or daughter misses any college commitments. An automated text will be sent to your agreed mobile number after 3.30pm on any day where a commitment is missed (and we have not received a contact from you before the lesson begins to explain the absence).

You are welcome to contact the college, following receipt of a text, where routine information eg. which lessons your son or daughter was absent from can be provided by our Admin Team and, if a more detailed discussion is needed, they will put you in touch with the appropriate Student Support Tutor. Please be aware that college opening times are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm.

College Closure

If the college is closed unexpectedly due to severe weather or other any other incident, notification will be made via Radio Shropshire, college website, Parent Portal, Moodle and social media (if appropriate). 

Contact Details

It is vital that the college has up to date contact details for the students and their primary contacts. If a student signs out during the college day for any reason, college policy is that the primary contact for the student is contacted. If you have changed your address, telephone number, email address or mobile number please contact us. Please include the Student ID No in the email.

Coursework Calendars
Summer Exam Timetable

Click here to view the provisional summer 2017 exam timetable.

Exam Board Websites

AQA – www.aqa.org.uk
Edexcel – www.edexcel.com
OCR – www.ocr.org.uk
WJEC – www.wjec.co.uk

Shropshire Safeguarding Board

Click here to go to the Shropshire Safeguarding Board website