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Year 12 return to college

The earliest date set by the Government for year 12 students to return to some form of face-to-face contact with their teachers is 1 June. The actual date is reliant on certain conditions being met that would allow the next phase of the lifting of lockdown restrictions to start.

We will endeavour to provide this opportunity as long as it is safe to do so and we have been working hard on plans to ensure a safe opening.  We are conducting a deep clean of the whole campus and we have developed a rigorous on-going cleaning regime.  We will implement strict social distancing, so it is important for students to know that we will be unable to open social spaces and we will not allow students to congregate in groups.  Further detail will be available once the opening date has been confirmed.

Our current plan is to offer all students the opportunity to have one long sessions in each of their A level subjects between 15 June – 3 July.  When we are in a position to confirm the opening date, we will send students a timetable, indicating when the sessions on campus will take place.  In addition, we will offer all students a minimum of one ‘live’ session per A level delivered remotely.  This will also be scheduled between 15 June - 3 July.  There may be variation in the way the remote ‘live’ sessions are delivered; this will depend on the subject and staffing capacity within that subject. 

We hope that as many students as possible will be able to attend the face-to-face sessions on campus, but we recognise that not all students will feel able to attend for a number of reasons. No new content will be delivered during these times and online course delivery will continue.  Sessions on campus will focus on consolidating course content that has been delivered throughout the period of college closure, reviewing this material and answering questions students may have.

The greatest concern for the college is the health and well-being of the members of its community and we will only allow staff and students back onto site in a controlled manner that ensures everyone’s safety. We recognise that many of our students travel some distance to college and will need to use public transport. Our aim is that face-to-face meetings are long enough to be worth the effort and that, as far as possible, travel will be away from the usual peak time.

We are not able to give any more detail at this point as we wait for further guidance from the Government on the exact protocols for recommencement. 

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