Here you will find all of the relevant information relating to our Covid-19 guidelines.
Thornbeck College remains open to all learners and within college learners will continue to follow our personalised curriculum.
For learners who are opting to stay at home and receive remote education we have implemented systems to ensure all learners are receiving their full education.
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to learners and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home and where learners are not attending college because they are self-isolating.
A learner's first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
In college we have home learning packs prepared at all times that contain work to cover a period of up to two weeks. This work is based on learners' individual learning outcomes. This will consist of work that learners can access immediately along with necessary resources to support home learning. A member of staff will be in contact to discuss how best to personalise home learning to meet the needs of the learner (accessing sessions online, physical home learning pack, or a combination of both).
How long can I expect work set be the college to take each day?
The government has set out expectations that they expect for remote education (including remote teaching and independent work), it will take learners broadly the amount of time they would work within their usual college day.
We are aware that for learners with SEND we may need to be adaptable to suit our learners' individual needs. Details of expected learning time will be included in learners' home learning plan. The home learning plan will be completed in conjunction with families and learners.
We are working to keep our College as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’.
In line with Government guidance, our plans for rapid testing for COVID-19 are in place. Along with other protective measures we are taking, rapid testing will play an essential role in minimising COVID-19 risks to all as well as providing peace of mind. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus experience no symptoms.