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Parent Communication May 2024

Stay in touch with what is happening across the Derby College Group



Term Dates

Parent and Carers Consultation Evening Dates

View all of our upcoming events on the DCG website.


Revision and Exam Tips

If your young person is gearing up for their exams, we’ve put together some revision and exam tips that may help. Our guide aims to help prepare for upcoming exams, giving tips on: ways to revise, things to consider when creating a revision timetable and who you can go to for help when you need it. Revision and Exam tips

Culture Week

With every day dedicated to a specific topic, inc. food, dance, fashion & more, there was lots to enjoy during Culture Week at DCG!

Culture Week wrapped up with a musical masterclass! Staff and students bopped along to some bangers from across the world, including a bhangra demonstration from Media, Games Development & E-Sports Curriculum Manager, Neema Johal, which had the whole atrium on its feet!

The Student Experience and Pastoral support teams proactively encourage and nurture students to deploy effective behaviours and attitudes, fostering understanding and preparing them as professionals at work and as social contributors in life. Student Experience and Pastoral Support Team


If your child is unable to attend College, they must inform us. They can do this by submitting an online ‘Absence Form’. STUDENT ABSENCE/LATENESS REPORTING


For up to date information on exam information and regulations during the exam, please visit the exams page. Examination Information


Join the DCG Parent and Carer Support Group… We have created a Parent and Carer Support Group on Facebook, as a place for you to:

  • Access resources and content related to well-being, careers, study skills
  • Ask questions and offer suggestions related to College
  • Network and support other parents and carers. The page is managed by the Student Pastoral Coaches from each campus who can answer your queries. Join the DCG Parent and Carer Support Group

Access the Parents Portal We have a dedicated online Parents Portal for you to log onto. The Parents Portal enables you to view your child’s live attendance, progress reports and SMART Targets. Parent Portal

Parent Voice

Your views matter to us and the feedback you provide will help us shape the service we provide your son, daughter or child in your care at Derby College. If you would like to tell us your views please email Parent Voice

Free mental health webinars from the Charlie Waller Trust The Charlie Waller Trust run live webinars for anyone who looks after children and young people – parents, carers, educators – as well as young people themselves and anyone interested in psychology or mental health.

All of their webinars are presented by our mental health trainers, speakers and guest speakers who come from a wide range of professions, including education, psychology, social work, youth work, public health, psychotherapy and nursing. Past topics have included: the teen brain, sleep, supporting a highly sensitive child, and perfectionism.


More information for Parents and Carers can be found on the DCG website.