Coronavirus response update - 20.05.20

20 May 2020

Coronavirus response update 20th May 2020

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy and well. It’s great to see the sunshine back!

A few updates today:

Firstly, today is Thank a Teacher Day! If you would like to thank your son or daughter’s teachers by sending them a virtual card, please follow this link: https://thankateacher.co.uk/ .

We are asking parents about their views on plans to re-open the college and return to some form of study from some point in June. We have already decided to match Tameside Council’s approach and so will not open until after the 8th June at the earliest. We are still in the planning stage for any return and promise that the health and safety of all members of our college community is paramount. When we return, the offer will be very different and not a return to a normal way of working. It is likely to involve a different start and end times, small group (4/5 students) and one-to-one work with teachers, senior tutors and support staff. We plan to limit the need to travel on public transport at peak times, we will enforce social distancing across the whole site at all times and introduce a rigorous cleaning regime. Your responses will help to guide our approach to reopening and the timing of any return. Thank you in advance for your responses. The survey can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wId2wK874cmFib1QzLen7g0Ue2NMSRPWrFM2Ht_rqI0/edit. The survey will close at 4.00 on Thursday 21st May.

The A1 to A2 Progression survey remains open until Friday 22nd May (this Friday). Please could you encourage your sons / daughters to complete this survey as soon as they can but by this date at the latest. The survey can be found on Cedar. If there are any issues with access to the survey, please contact your son or daughter’s Senior Tutor. Over 500 students completed this survey in the last 24 hours which is a brilliant response.

Today is day three of Mental Health Awareness week. And finally, today is day three of Mental Health Awareness week. NHS Every Mind Matters, Looking after your Mental Health has some really useful Mental Health resources which may be useful.

Get your mind plan and take the short quiz from the NHS and get some useful tips and resources to help manage stress and anxiety. This can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

That’s all for today.

Take care, look after yourself, your families and each other; be patient and stay positive.

Anton