Online Learning and Risk Assessment FAQ
Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below with regards to the recent Government announcement for schools/colleges to revert back to remote learning.
DO I NEED TO ATTEND ALL LESSONS?
Yes, all students are required to attend all lessons online. Lessons and tutorials will follow your current timetable and teachers will be in regular contact with information on how to access your online learning. Registers will continue to be taken and attendance monitored.
DO I STILL NEED TO REPORT ANY ABSENCES?
Yes, If you are unable to access a lesson due to ill health please continue to use the college absence procedure – by calling the absence line on 01782 854203 or by logging it on Cedar. Only students who have been in college will be required to declare a positive covid test result.
CAN I STILL COME INTO COLLEGE?
The college building will remain open for vulnerable students, students of critical workers and students who ARE NOT able to continue their learning online from home – students are strictly advised to use their own devices from home if possible.
Students who do not have access to online learning from home will be able to come into the building to attend their lessons online however they must report to the main reception on arrival, go to an assigned LRC floor and NOT their timetabled room.
I DON’T HAVE SUITABLE IT EQUIPMENT OR INTERNET ACCESS FOR ONLINE LEARNING, WHAT CAN I DO?
Unfortunately, the college does not have the resources to loan IT equipment at present. If you do not have any suitable IT equipment and/or internet access and are unable to carry out online learning for this reason, you can come into the college building to attend lessons online.
I NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT, WHO CAN I CONTACT?
If you are on an EHCP (Educational Health Care) plan, you will have received correspondence from the Learning Support team. Please direct any other queries or concerns in the first instance to your teachers or Progress Coach.
Students affected will be contacted directly by the college.
WHAT DO I DO IF I FEEL UNWELL AND SUSPECT THAT I MIGHT HAVE THE VIRUS?
Although online learning is taking place from home, it is very important to follow the current Government guidance in relation to test, track and trace and isolate if required. Only students who have been in college during lockdown 3.0 will be required to declare a positive Covid test result.
If you are unable to access a lesson due to ill health please continue to use the college absence procedure – by calling the absence line on 01782 854203 or by logging it on Cedar.
I AM CONCERNED THAT THIS SITUATION IS AFFECTING MY MENTAL HEALTH, WHAT CAN I DO?
Please talk to your Progress Coach if you are concerned about your mental health during this period. We are here to support you at all times.
I’D LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION, HOW DO I DO THIS?
Please direct any questions to your teacher or Progress Coach in the first instance. If your teacher or progress coach is not able to answer the enquiry they will pass the question on to an appropriate colleague who will reply for them.