Policies earn high praise from education chiefs

Dumfries and Galloway College has been hailed by Education Scotland for its learning and support schemes, an official review has revealed.

Government inspectors commended the college after it submitted a Self Evaluation Report (SER) detailing policies on the safeguarding, corporate parenting and wider wellbeing of students.

A number of initiatives were lauded by education bosses, who highlighted them as outstanding examples of good practice that ensure no learner is disadvantaged.

There was special praise for the tireless work in developing a new digital welfare referral system, which allows staff and students to raise any concerns.

The college’s campaigns to raise awareness of gender-based violence, harassment and hate crime were also acclaimed – as well its enterprises such as the link with Young Scot to support students with experience of care.

The report confirmed staff and students were all aware of procedures in place and that students and student representatives commented that they see Dumfries and Galloway College as a place of safety.

Phil Storrier, director of Student Experience and Academic Performance, said: “The college is delighted with the news of the review’s findings.”

“We will always strive to provide students with an environment to excel in study and as people.”

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