Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Staff and Students
Update for 16-18 Students/Applicants
We want to make sure that you feel comfortable and safe on your return/start to College. We have been doing everything we can to limit the impact the COVID-19 outbreak will have on your plans to study with us in September.
How will you be taught?
From September 2020 it is likely that some face-to-face teaching will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing alongside online/virtual learning. This may also mean smaller class sizes and changes to the times/days you will be asked to attend College. We have adapted the layout of classrooms, communal and teaching spaces accordingly, installed more hand sanitisation stations produced signage and one way systems were possible, increased cleaning routines and provided floor stickers and posters to remind students and staff of social distancing and hygiene measures. Further information will be made available for students and staff closer to the start of term.
In the instance of any changes to Government restrictions on social distancing or a re-introduction of lockdown measures, the ratio of face-to-face and online learning may vary, with the possibility of full online learning being delivered during a term.
We are planning to physically enrol new students from Friday August 20th.
The majority of current students will be enrolled online, unless there there is the need for detailed information, advice and guidance. ENROLMENT LETTERS ARE BEING SENT OUT BY 1st CLASS MAIL ON MON 10 and TUES 11 AUGUST.
We fully appreciate that students and staff want clarity going forward, but we also know that the situation is likely to change quickly. We are putting plans in place to make sure that we can adapt quickly and flexibly to these changes.
We will continue to review our plans during the summer and subsequent autumn term as we get more information from the Government and keep you updated.
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Statement from New College (14/05/20)
“Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:
- A high temperature
- A new, continuous cough
Information for Adult Students (31/07/2020)
From September we are planning for our full range of adult courses to be available. Click here for guidance
Information for parents and carers of children regarding education:
The Government are keen to get children back into education as soon as it is safe to do so. They are anticipating for Education Providers to re-open the week commencing 1 June, providing that the 5 key tests justify the changes at the time. Year 10 and Year 12 pupils will be amongst the cohort that return, although it is not expected that these pupils return on a full-time basis at this stage.
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If you have a safeguarding concern which is unrelated to the Coronavirus, our Safeguarding Team can be contacted here 07815 828322 or 07580 830979 during normal working hours (09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday). Click here for more info
Handy advice relating to emergency care contact for children should parents become ill and require hospitalisation.
We encourage parents/carers to continue to seek medical advice if their child is unwell with any illness in this COVID 19 period of lockdown.
Advice for families who need to consider an emergency contact/care for any animals in the household
UK SAYS NO MORE Campaign for domestic abuse
From today, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access safe spaces at Boots pharmacies consultation rooms where they can contact specialist domestic abuse services for support and advice. Launched by charity Hestia’s UK SAYS NO MORE campaign, the scheme is in response to the desperate situation facing many victims who are isolating with perpetrators during lockdown.
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Free School Meals
Students who are eligible for free meals at College have now been emailed regarding the process for claiming these during the physical closure period.
Beware of Scammers
There are various scams working their way around the internet. Please make sure you protect yourself from these and only buy from legitimate sources. For more information follow: