Covid-19 Latest Update
Monday 1st March 2021
We are thoroughly delighted to be reopening our campuses to all students from Monday 8th March. It has been a tough few months and the Prime Minister’s announcement last Monday was joy to our ears.
You will be sent your new timetable by your tutor on or before Thursday 4th March. Please ask your tutor if you have any questions about this. If all goes well, we intend to adapt the timetable after Easter in order to ensure more of your sessions are on campus.
Your campus continues to follow the government’s Covid-secure guidance. Please re-familiarise yourself with our procedures on social distancing, hand hygiene and reporting covid symptoms by reading the leaflet here
There will be an updated site induction when you come back for the first time to ensure you’re fully aware of all the guidance.
In line with updated government guidance, we have implemented the mandatory wearing of face masks in all areas in centres. This now includes classrooms as well as all communal and circulation areas. We hope this won’t be in place for too long but in the interest of all our students and staff safety, this will remain compulsory until advised otherwise. If you have an exemption, please make your tutor aware and ensure you bring a letter from your parent/carer.
We are awaiting further clarification from the government on the rollout of their testing programme and when we know more we will be in touch to update you.
We can’t wait to welcome everyone back onto campus, please be sensible and follow the guidance to ensure we all look after one another.
If you have any questions at all you can contact your Tutor.
Director of Education and Operations
January 2021 Update
Coaching Connexions – Online delivery outline
In line with the latest Government guidance, the majority of our teaching and learning will now take place online. Please be reassured that this is not a decision the Government or we have made lightly, but learner and staff safety must come first. The college has developed a high quality online learning package that is committed to ensuring all learners receive teaching and learning that meets their course outcomes and that progress is maintained.
Teaching and learning will comprise a range of strategies that will be delivered remotely by our staff that ensure the remote offer is high quality and fully supports all our learners. The online offer will mirror usual learner timetables as much as is possible and the usual expectations in relation to attendance and engagement will apply to all learners. This also will include Maths and English for those learners who are already studying these subjects. Teaching and learning activities will be divided into a number of categories that will make up each learners timetable consisting of the following:
Live Remote Sessions – a session that is hosted by a tutor throughout, with a formal introduction and register, live delivery and follows the structure of a typical in-person session. It will be appropriate for learners to break for a time-defined period to complete individual or small-group activities, sessions will resume in a structured and controlled way, with all learners being engaged throughout the session;
On-Demand Sessions – high-quality sequenced content that is standalone and completed by learners as self-directed activity. The specific content for this will be identified, produced and curated by specialists and underpin course content;
Group Tutorials – To meet and confirm arrangements with learners and provide pastoral support;
1-1 reviews – To set definable SMART targets that focus on completion of assessment work and to provide support to learners.
Some learners will be required to attend in-centre in-line with their normal timetable. This includes learners with an EHCP, other learners who are considered vulnerable, and learners who do not have the means to engage with the online programme.
At present it is expected that online learning will continue until at least post-February half term, however, this will ultimately be determined by Government decisions nearer the time.
You can download this message here:
A range of safety measures have been put in place to meet the
needs of the government’s ‘Covid secure’ guidelines.
Please read this leaflet, in addition to your site-induction, to
ensure you are aware of all the procedures and what you can do
to help keep us secure