Our Remote Learning Offer - January 2021
In line with the latest Government guidance, the majority of our teaching and learning is currently taking place online (remote delivery). Remote education will be delivered online, including the use of Microsoft Teams and the VLE for interactive learning, assessment and feedback. Where possible this will be following your normal timetable. Students should follow their timetable to join live lessons online at the scheduled time. On occasions a live lesson may not be possible or appropriate, when this occurs work will be set for students to complete via Microsoft Teams.
Your tutor will let you know how to access the lessons. Students are expected to attend remotely following their timetable, registers will be taken and attendance and work completion will be monitored using the usual processes. Students should complete all work set using Microsoft Teams to submit assignments and receive feedback.
Where students would normally undertake a practical element of their course such as sport practicals, science experiments or performances, these will not be able to take place in their usual manner. Alternative arrangements will be made to enable students to undertake remote activity or focus on theory.
For students with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), a variety of measures are in place as is appropriate to the individual student. Students continue to receive regular support from teaching and support staff including scheduled 1:1s, support in remote lessons and adjustments to resources and assessments. A very small number of students also continue to receive onsite provision where this is most appropriate for their learning needs.
- We remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable students (including those without access to sufficient IT resources) on site. If you fall into these categories and would like to attend, please contact your student mentor by email or on 07564 063223.
- If you are having trouble accessing/logging into your IT, or you don’t have access to a computer or laptop or an internet connection please inform your tutor or student mentor as above, and we will arrange support.
- If you have any Safeguarding concerns during this time please contact a member of the safeguarding team by calling 01476 400299 to be connected to the appropriate person. You can also email Charlotte Fisher at email@example.com, Steve Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah High at email@example.com (only available during office hours). You can also call Children Safeguarding (under 18 year olds) on 01522 782111 or Adult Safeguarding (over 18 year olds) on 01522 782155 or 01522 782333 (outside office hours).
Please remember, we are still here to support you even though you may not be attending college at the moment. If you are concerned about your mental health and wellbeing, please let your student mentor know. The College operates a counselling service; national wellbeing resource links are below.
- Mind is a mental health charity for better mental health, offering good practical advice on Coronavirus and your wellbeing. Web resources: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
- Every Mind Matters – access to NHS resources for looking after your mental health. Web resources: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
- Steps 2 Change Tel: 0303 123 4000 To access NHS support for mental health difficulties or online at https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/steps2change/home
- Visit www.KOOTH.com for online counselling for young people up to age 25. You can access this from home on your computer or phone.