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If you are a parent or carer, we hope that you will find the many web links below useful.

North Yorkshire Education Service are offering free online webinars to help parents with remote learning.  The Rubicon Centre uses MS Teams - the webinar for Teams will take place on Wednesday 24th February at 12.30, you can join live or watch later on playback.  

The document below shows more details including how you can book on to this webinar.  We hope that you find this useful.


Covid 19 - Latest Government Guidance - January 2021

What Parents/Carers need to know about schools, colleges and early years providers during the Coronavirus - Covid 19 outbreak

Coping with self harm - A Guide for Parents and Carers 


A Parents Guide to Depression 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 


Please find links below to a selection of resources and websites that you may find useful:  (then has links to for age 13 yrs upwards)  For healthy minds in North Yorkshire


and Mental health foundation (info for young people and parents/carers on a range of issues linked to mental health and Covid19)




Keeping young people safe while they are off school - support for parents and carers


Online gaming film

With young people off school they are more likely to be playing games consoles to entertain and occupy them. A film has been created to highlight the possible risks of young people being radicalised and groomed through playing online games with strangers who seek to influence vulnerable people via the chat facility.

The film is free and available on YouTube   


Hollyoaks radicalisation film

The full film created by Hollyoaks is available here


Look Again cinema film

The 60 second advert used in cinemas is available here


Youth violent extremism research paper

‘Youth resilience to violent extremism: Development and validation of the BRAVE measure’, has recently been published in Terrorism and Political Violence. The authors for this paper are CTAN member Michele Grossman and Kristin Hadfield, Philip Jefferies, Vivian Gerrand and Michael Ungar.

You can access a free (first 50 downloads) version of the article here.


Online safety signposts

Educate Against Hate – DfE – Resources about hate and extremism for teachers and parents.

Think you know– CEOP – Activities for all age groups to build resilience and awareness online.

Parent guide to online safety– BT – Useful tips to understand the issues and set controls at home.

Online safety– NSPCC – Details the key issues facing young people online.


National Learning Resources for Students 

Please find below a number of links to learning resources for students and parents


BBC Bitesize


Information from the Department for Education - guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home


The Oak National Academy - (A national online learning classroom).

Careers Advice and College Information


Parents Pack - Apprenticeship information

The link below is specially for parents of Year 11 students who are considering their next steps in Education. 

The pack offers information about opportunities available for children through  Apprenticeships. Please click on the link below for more information and to view the pack.


Apprenticeship Parent Pack - May 2021


Apprenticeship Parent Pack - November 2020


Useful links



York College is an easy bus ride from Selby town centre, with specific bus routes put in place to get young people to and from their site, safely.  It may not be the closest college to all of our young people however with 100% pass rate for A-Levels, over 80 vocational courses and a ‘late start’ programme, the college may be worth investigating!


Up and coming online Virtual Open Events and Virtual Taster Days 2020-2021


York College have kindly shared details with us regarding their new Virtual Open Events 2020 - 2021 on the days and times listed below.

  • Monday 21st June 2021 at York College 5.30pm-8pm


The events provide you and your young person with the opportunity to speak virtually with tutors and support teams, and will tell you everything you need to know about applying and studying at York College. Book your place using the link below.

York College welcomes year 10 and year 11 students to these online events. 


York College are now putting on Virtual Taster Days for Year 11 students.


Unfortunately York College are unable to invite you into the building to try out the subjects you are interested in taking, but they would still like to share lots of information with you and give you an idea of the kind of work you will be doing as a student at York College.


If you are interested, you will need to book a place online - see the link below for more information.



Selby College is a highly rated Sixth Form and College offering Tertiary Education, including offering A Level courses through its Sixth Form Academy, work-related vocational courses, apprenticeships, business training and adult education courses. 


2021 Open Events - Dates for the Diary

  • Monday 28th June (evening)


It is hoped that 2021 events will be able to take place on campus, though of course this may change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Further details to follow in due course.


Virtual Open Events  

Our Autumn open events were delivered through a series of pre-recorded subject-specific presentations. These can be found here:


If you feel that you need further information after watching these presentations and visiting the department webpages, and would like a 1-to-1 zoom video call with a particular tutor/department, please email or call 01757 211040 so that we can arrange this for you. 

In the meantime, you can read more about our curriculum departments at the links below and take a look around our virtual campus tour, which explores just some of the main areas at College.



Other useful links


Parent Support Advisory Service