COVID-19

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The situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes on a regular basis. Even though restrictions have largely lifted in England, we are still encouraging our students to take precautions to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

Any updates about how this affects the college, our students, visitors and any community users will be available to view here on the website. Parents and students will also be emailed directly.


COVID-19 TESTING

We are asking all students to do two lateral flow tests per week at home in order to pick up any asymptomatic cases. A testing centre will be available on the college site from 9 am – 12 noon every day from Wednesday 1 September to help you do a test and to give out home testing kits.


CONFIRMED CASES AND ISOLATION

If you are feeling unwell and displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, you should book a PCR test on the government website and notify our Student Services team. From Monday 16 August, if someone in your household or a close contact tests positive for COVID-19, you do not need to self isolate if you are under the age of 18 years and 6 months, or if you have received both doses of the vaccine.

For more information about self-isolation, please visit the NHS website.


VACCINATIONS

Young people over the age of 16 can now access their COVID vaccination at walk-in centres across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. No booking is required and you don’t need to be accompanied by an adult or have permission from an adult if you are aged 16 or 17.

The following vaccination centres are open every day (including weekends) from 8am to 7:30pm for walk in appointments:

Southampton Oakley Road vaccination centre, Oakley Road, Millbrook, Southampton, SO16 4GX 

Open to anyone over 16 years of age for first dose vaccinations and second dose vaccinations for Pfizer and Astra Zeneca, if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.

Basingstoke Fire Station, W Ham Cl, Basingstoke, RG22 6PH (until 10th September 2021)

Open to anyone over 16 years of age for first dose vaccinations and second dose vaccinations for Pfizer and Astra Zeneca, if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.

St James’ Hospital Portsmouth, Locksway Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea, PO4 8LD 

Open to anyone over 16 years of age for first dose vaccinations, and second dose vaccinations for Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.

For more information about booking a vaccination, please visit the NHS website.


covid catch up funding

05.02.2021 by Paul Swindale – Principal

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of education establishments, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to support with closing gaps in learning.

In deciding how to allocate this funding we have considered many factors to ensure the money is spent in ways which can have the biggest impact on those students who have significantly missed out. We have prioritised catch-up provision to be delivered by staff at the college in the first instance as we believe that they are in the best position to implement these strategies with the students they know and have built relationship with.

Our proposal for the use of funding can be found below.

Proposal for Catch Up Funding 2021


remote learning

18.01.2021 by Claire Myers – Assistant Principal

As required by the Department of Education guidelines, you can find our remote learning framework and guidelines for students below.

REMOTE LEARNING FRAMEWORK

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS

How to Log in to Google Classroom on an XBOX or PlayStation

REMOTE LEARNING – A GUIDE FOR PARENTS