We're Ofsted Good
Lincoln College, including its campuses at Newark and Gainsborough, is graded as Ofsted Good.
Inspectors said the College was meeting the needs of local employers, learners and the wider community, with students progressing to positive career destinations.
Also the industry expertise of teachers motivated students to make good progress and develop the skills they need in the workplace.
The three campuses were assessed by a team of inspectors in March 2018.
Inspectors commented that leaders at the Colleges have created a culture where staff are “focused on the craft of teaching” and that learners received “very effective support”.
How and why we engage with you
We engage with parents/carers of young people who are 18 and under.
For those turning 18, this includes the whole academic year following a learner’s 18th birthday.
If your young person has an Education and Health Care Plan we involve parents/carers in all meetings and discussions regarding their education up to and including the age of 24.
Parents Evenings are held in January/February each year, and the dates are:
- Gainsborough – 19 January 2021
- Lincoln – 27 January 2021
- Newark – 2 February 2021
Here are our commitments to parent/carer engagement:
- We will send you a report on your young person’s progress prior to Parents Evening
- We alert you by text when your young person is not attending their lessons at College
- Where a learner is not attending College or there are other barriers to learning, we will contact you so we can work together to support your young person
- Each learner has a Progress Coach. You can contact your young person’s Progress Coach if you would like to discuss any aspect of their study programme
- The Lincoln College Designated Teacher for Looked After Children and Care Leavers is Donna Stallard- Taylor (Safeguarding Team).
- Your young person’s Designated Teacher liaises closely with subject tutors to provide a supportive environment whilst coordinating access to pastoral and additional learning support.
- Students must wear their lanyard and student ID card at all times
- Students must accept responsibility for their own learning
- Students must attend all classes and be punctual
- Students must arrive prepared to study
- Students must complete all work on time and to the best of their ability
How you can support your young person
Parents/carers can support their young person in a variety of ways:
- Spend time with your young person to review their timetable and assist with planning. This helps to ensure learners attend all of their scheduled classes. Attendance is key to a learner’s success; 100% attendance is expected of all our learners
- Assist with transport arrangements to and from College, ensuring that enough time is allowed to arrive at College before their first timetabled lesson
- Check your young person has everything they need for their studies. It’s a good idea to encourage your young person to pack their bag the night before. This might include any uniform, equipment, stationery items and/or homework
- Provide encouragement to enable your young person to manage their time effectively ensuring a healthy balance between study and recreation
- Attend Parents Evenings to speak with your young person’s tutors
- If your young person has a special educational need or disability and requires support at College, we have a dedicated Assessment and Support Team. The Assessment Coordinators work closely with subject tutors to help provide the appropriate support and advice, ensuring your young person is successful with their educational journey. Please ensure that your young person engages with the Assessment and Support Team. Just ask at Reception to make an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remember to keep us informed of any changes to your contact details. Your young person can email the Digital Engagement Team
- Contact us if you have any concerns about your young person’s progress
For more information, view our Parent/Carer handbook
Track your young person's progress
You can monitor your young person’s attendance and progress through their electronic Individual Learning Portfolio (eILP).
Once your young person has enrolled, you can request a login to access the Parent view of the eILP (ProPortal).
Visit this website and click Submit an Account Request. You will then be directed to a new page to create a login and also confirm details of your young person.
You will be sent an email with your login details once your account has been verified.
Resists, mock exams and GCSEs
November Resit for GCSE
- English Paper 1 - Mon 4 Nov 2019
- Paper 2 - Wed 6 Nov 2019
November Resit for GCSE
- Maths Paper 1 (non-calculator) - Tue 5 Nov 2019
- Paper 2 (calculator) - Thu 7 Nov 2019
- Paper 3 (calculator) - Mon 11 Nov 2019
Mock Exams Weeks
- Week 1 - Mon 2 March 2020
- Week 2 - Mon 9 March 2020
- Paper 1 - Tue 2 June 2020
- Paper 2 - Fri 5 June 2020
- Paper 1 - Tue 19 May 2020
- Paper 2 - Thu 4 June 2020 Paper 3 - Mon 8 June 2020
During time studying with the College it’s likely your young person will take some formal exams.
Our Examinations Team organise and manage all the invigilated exams held at the College including GCSEs, A Levels and Functional Skills.
The Examinations Team can be contacted if you or your young person have any questions or queries about examinations and certificates.
There are Examinations Team representatives at all three sites, please just ask at reception.
Alternatively, please contact us by telephone, (01522 )876000 and ask for the site specific Team, or by email: email@example.com.
All learners are required to pay for any resit examinations, where a fee is applicable.
The resit fees must be paid by the given deadline and entry will only be made upon the receipt of the payment.
The only exception is Functional Skills qualifications and GCSE English and maths where these are part of a Study Programme or integral to a Study Programme.
Learners are able to apply to Student Services for support with the payment of any fees.
Learners will be emailed when their certificate is ready to be collected, please ensure that all contact details are kept up to date with the Digital Engagement Team.
This can be done in person or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If learners have had exams concessions in the past or feel they would benefit from special arrangements they need to apply to Student Services by 1 November 2019.
The application form can be obtained from Reception at Lincoln, Newark or Gainsborough, phone (01522) 876225, or email: email@example.com.
Access Arrangements are used in exams to ensure that all learners have fair access to the exam, whilst not compromising its integrity.
Access Arrangements ensure that Exam Boards are compliant with the Equality Act. Some concessions available could be: extra time, reader, scribe, small group, coloured paper or a reading pen.
If an application for Access Arrangements is received after the deadline, this could impact on the concessions available to your young person.
Please support your young person to attend all their lessons at College.
- Appointments for the doctor/dentist should be made outside of lesson times wherever possible
- Check the College calendar for term dates to help with planning holidays. Exams and tests take place throughout the year.
Absence must be reported as soon as your young person knows they will be absent.
They must contact their School Admin Team before 8.45am on each day of their absence.
They will need to provide their name, Student ID, course, Progress Coach and the reason for their absence.
Please use the relevant contacts details below for absence reporting:
Adult Education Community Education Centre, ESOL
T (01522) 876258
School of Advanced, Career and Higher Education Creative Arts, Sport and Service Sector, A Levels, Access to He
T (01522) 876331 or (01522) 876304
School of Business, E&m and Study Programmes English and Maths, Business, Management and Accounting
T (01522) 876312
School of Professional Industries Construction, Engineering and Technology, Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies, Air and Defence College, Computing, Early Years and Care
T 01522 876348
T 01522 876225
All Newark student absences T (01636) 652158
All Gainsborough student absences T ( 01427) 617471
Absences can also be reported via ProPortal by clicking on the ‘Submit Documented Absence Request’ link in the information menu and completing relevant details.
This should be completed by 8.45am on the first and every following day of absence and will be reviewed by your relevant School Admin Team.
If your young person has an undocumented absence from a lesson during the day, we send a text to parents/carers at the end of the day.
We also text
Parent/carers following documented absences, to check if your young person needs any help or support.
- 2019/20 Autumn Term 1: Mon 2 September – Thu 17 October
- Autumn Half Term: Fri 18 October – Fri 25 October
- Autumn Term 2: Mon 28 October – Thu 19 December
- Christmas Holiday: Fri 20 December – Mon 6 January
- Spring Term 1: Tue 7 January – Thu 13 February
- Spring Half Term: Fri 14 February – Tue 25 February
- Spring Term 2: Wed 26 February – Fri 3 April
- Easter Holiday: Mon 6 April – Mon 20 April
- Summer Term 1: Tue 21 April – Fri 22 May
- May Bank Holiday – Fri 8 May
- Summer Half Term: Mon 25 May – Fri 29 May
- Summer Term 2: Mon 1 June – Fri 26 June
- College Switchboard T (01522)876000
- Examinations Team T (01522) 876227 E firstname.lastname@example.org
- IT Help Desk T (01522) 876275 E email@example.com
- Library T (01522) 876232 E firstname.lastname@example.org
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Team T (01522) 876225 E email@example.com
- Student Services T (01522) 876220 E firstname.lastname@example.org
- Safeguarding T (01522) 876000 ext. 6495/6529/6519/6517
Emergency Out of Hours Contact Numbers:
- Lincolnshire Children’s Care Services T (01522) 782333
- Nottinghamshire Children’s Care Services T 0300 4564546
- Police 101, or 999 in an emergency
- Samaritans T 08457 909090