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Info for Parents and Guardians

The start of college life is an exciting time for our students. By choosing BMet, they are opening up a wealth of opportunities to aid them in their future lives and careers.

Students are much more likely to be successful in their studies if an effective partnership exists between them, their tutors and their parents or guardians. BMet welcomes parental help in supporting students to attend and achieve to their full potential.

Before your son or daughter applies, you are welcome to come and see what we have to offer. Our colleges are spread throughout the Midlands and have a unique feel; one will suit your child’s needs and be located close to where you live.

Our Open Events take place throughout the year and are a great way to experience each of our colleges and get a feel of college life. We strongly encourage you to attend Open Events with your son or daughter. There are students and teachers on hand to chat about everything from classes and course content, to getting the bus. In short, it’s the ideal way to discover what the college has to offer your son or daughter.

Once at BMet we will keep you informed every step of the way. We do this through:

  • Individual Tutors. Your son or daughter will be assigned an individual tutor who will monitor their progress, set targets and keep them on track throughout their course.  They will be there to help with both academic and personal matters and also offer a programme of study related to wider life skills.  These include health, money, further study and keeping safe, so your children are in safe hands throughout their time with us.
  • Student Progress Reports. Issued twice a year, at the end of November and at the end of March, the reports aim to keep you up-to-date with your son or daughter’s academic performance and progress.
  • Parents’ Consultation Evenings.The best way to find out how your son or daughter is doing at college. You will have the opportunity to discuss their work, performance, and progress with tutors and teaching staff.

BMet contact with parents and guardians

Parents of students who are under 18 are entitled to some information about their child and his/her studies. When students enrol on a course here, they are asked to sign a contract which gives us their permission to contact parents for the following reasons:

  • Poor attendance
  • Academic progress
  • Parents’ evenings
  • Disciplinary issues
  • College trips