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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus update

Last update: 23 March 10:30am

Following government advice, the college is now closed until further notice. 

Teaching and learning

We are continuing to deliver education to our students through on-line course delivery.  It is of vital importance that all students continue to engage in their learning, as directed by their teachers.

The safety and well-being of our community is our top priority.  We will do everything we can to minimise disruption to our students’ education; however, we recognise that in these unprecedented times, our ways of working will necessarily be different to our normal practices when staff and students come together in the classroom.

For on-line course delivery, this is what we aim to provide, subject to teachers’ health:

  1. Teachers (who are well) will email the class every day they would normally have a lesson with them.  This communication will outline what work students should be completing.
  2. Students will be directed to on-line materials and resources and will be asked to submit work electronically for assessment, where appropriate.
  3. Teachers will endeavour to respond to email queries from students.

Cancellation of all examinations:

We understand that this is a worrying time for students who were preparing for examinations.  We will do our best to update you with the latest information about how qualifications will be awarded.  We encourage you to read the latest update, available here.

Pastoral support for our students during the closure period:

Our intention is to continue to support you as best as we can.  Your personal tutor and lead tutor are available via email and, in some cases, via telephone.  We also encourage you to download theWhatsUp App(if you haven’t already) via App Store or Google Play and get free, confidential wellbeing support.  Safeguarding Leads will aim to quickly answer any messages you send via this facility.

If you are currently accessing counselling or are on the waiting list, the counselling team will be in touch as soon as possible regarding how they can continue or begin to support you.

More detailed information and access to useful links can be found on the link below:

Useful support information

Useful information links relating to COVID-19:

  • The latest information from the Department for Education can be found here.
  • Guidance about what you should do if you are experiencing symptoms similar to the COVID-19 virus can be found here.

 Please check this website, student emails and ParentMail for regular updates.

COVID-19 student and parent updates:

Parent/Guardian and student update 20 March

Parent/guardian and student update 19 March

Parent/guardian update 16 March

Student update 16 March

Student update 13 March

Student update 12 March

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