In line with government guidance, it is with deep regret that we have decided to temporarily close our CEMAST and CETC campuses in Lee-on-the-Solent. Our Bishopsfield Road campus will remain open between 08.30 and 17.00 manned by a skeleton staff for students whose parents are keyworkers and vulnerable students.
Children of Keyworkers and Vulnerable Children
The Government has published the list of keyworkers and has stated that educational settings remain open for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children. If it is possible for students to stay at home, you should remain at home. The College’s expectation is that the majority of students will remain at home, following their usual timetable and will access their learning remotely. However, should any parents who are classed as keyworkers feel that their child is unable to learn remotely from home safely, please email email@example.com so we can ensure that adequate provision is put in place for them. Our vulnerable children have already been contacted and consulted regarding appropriate arrangements for their learning.
In order to adhere to government guidance and to ensure the safety of our students and staff, we request that although some of you will wish to continue to attend college to maintain routine and mix with your friends, sadly, this is not appropriate and you should follow the same social distancing principles as adults. To reiterate, if it is possible and safe for you to remain at home, then you should do so and follow your usual timetable and access your learning remotely.
For students entitled to free college meals, we are looking at ways of still providing access even if you are not in College and these students will be contacted to confirm arrangements.
All students are reminded to access their college email account for further information and updates. If unable to do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
You do not need to tell us if you are accessing your learning remotely and not coming into college. Your attendance at your usual timetabled lessons will be monitored and recorded through Microsoft Teams by your tutor. If however, you are sick during this period, please phone into the attendance line on 01329 815200 or email email@example.com and keep communicating with your teacher/coach where possible regarding your health. Please inform us if you consider the sickness absence to be related to Coronavirus.
Be remote Ready
Please find attached to this email our remote ready guidance so that you are able to access your learning remotely from Monday 23 March. If you are struggling to gain access to your learning remotely, there is further guidance and help available on our website at https://www.fareham.ac.uk/IT-support
Today the Government has published more information on the cancellation of GCSEs and A-levels saying, “exam boards will be asking teachers to submit judgments about the grades they think their students would have received if exams had gone ahead. Teachers will have to take into account a range of evidence and data, such as mock exam results and other school work. This will be combined with information from other relevant data, such as pupils’ previous attainment, to calculate their grades.” We await further information from the awarding bodies, but will continue to support your in attaining the qualifications you need. We will update you when we know more details.
At this point, the Government advice is: If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher) you should stay at home for 7 days or if you have a family member in the home that has self-isolated, you should self-isolate for 14 days.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and are self-isolating, please contact the College attendance line on 01329 815200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in a challenging national public health emergency, I strongly encourage you to follow government advice in order to suppress the spread of Coronavirus. Further information can be found herehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19