Temporary Change to Timetable Model

With the increase in Covid-19 cases both in the North West and nationally, and England’s second national lockdown starting on 05/11/20, the College has decided to put in place plans to reduce the number of students on campus for the next four weeks.

 

From Monday 9th November students will move to a timetable model where they have face to face lessons in College for one week and then move to remote learning the following week.

This will start with all Year 13 and Level 2 students being on site for face to face learning for the week beginning Monday 9th November. All level 3 Year 12 students will be studying remotely for the week beginning Monday 9th November.

Level 3 Year 12 students will attend College for face to face lessons w/c 16th November, with all Year 13 and Level 2 students studying remotely.  L1 students and High Needs/EHCP and other vulnerable learners will continue to attend the College on site full time.

The table below summarises the changes:

Week commencing

Students on site (face to face)

Remote learning

09/11/20

 

Year 13 students

Level 2 students

Level 1 / Choices / EHCP and other vulnerable learners

Level 3 Year 12 students

16/11/20

Level 3 Year 12 students

Level 1 / Choices / EHCP and other vulnerable learners

Year 13 students

Level 2 students

23/11/20

Year 13 students

Level 2 students

Level 1 / Choices / EHCP and other vulnerable learners

Level 3 Year 12 students

30/11/20

Level 3 Year 12 students

Level 1 / Choices / EHCP and other vulnerable learners

Year 13 students

Level 2 students

 

Teachers will directly contact students if there are any subject specific variations to the above. Any learning support in place for SEND students (e.g. LSA in-class support, wellbeing support, 1:1 specialist support) will still be provided as usual and not be affected.

Students who are studying remotely will access the lessons via Microsoft Teams. Teachers will send links to each lesson (the links can be accessed via the calendar on Microsoft Teams). You should access Microsoft Teams from home as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already.

You must have device speakers or headphones, so you can hear the lesson. Students can use a smartphone with the Teams app if a laptop, tablet, or PC is not available. If you are having problems, contact the helpdesk which can be reached by clicking on the Support tile on the intranet page in the Student Portal Team (see below).

 

All students will be following the normal timetable regardless of face to face or remote learning. This model will be in place for the next four weeks up to Monday 7th December when we hope to be back to the normal timetable. We will obviously keep this under review in line with government and local guidelines.

The decision to move to remote learning for some year groups is a decision of last resort and one that has been taken for very pragmatic health and safety reasons. If you have any questions, please contact your House Monitor or the subject teacher.