Update – 20th March
Following the announcement that education providers will close, apart from to the children of key workers and vulnerable students, the Government has now published its list of Key workers here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
If you fall into the key worker category, please email us to confirm at firstname.lastname@example.org, that you would like your child to attend College. All the parent’s whose children fall into the vulnerable category were contacted by email yesterday.
Update – 19th March
The King Sixth Forms will be closed from Monday 23rd March to all students,
until further notice (apart from key worker’s children and vulnerable students)
following the Government’s announcement last night that all schools and
colleges will close at this date, due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
- Students should check their College emails, teachers will be
setting and marking classwork. Students have been fully briefed on how to study
from home using online systems, Microsoft Teams, Moodle and email.
- The Government announced yesterday that examinations will not take
place this Summer. We do not yet know what the Government’s plans for
awarding grades will be, students should be encouraged to keep completing work
set and submitting all work, please continue to check your email for
Vulnerable students and Key worker’s children
- We aim to remain open in some capacity for Key Worker
and vulnerable students. We will be writing to those students separately to
inform them of this.
- A full payment will be made to all students who receive
bursary payments, in the next few days. We will continue to pay your
money directly into your bank accounts, with an additional payment of £4 a day
to cover free school meals. The FSM payment will be made until the Easter
holidays in the first instance as we understand a national scheme will be set
up and we will update students with the information as soon as we have
Students who have been offered a place for study at Christ the
King Sixth Forms in 2020
- Please rest assured that this will not affect your
application. Once we know what the Government’s plans for awarding
grades, we will update you.
Students who have applied for a place for study at Christ the King
Sixth Forms in 2020
- We will continue to process your application as normal. We
are postponing interviews for the present time. As an oversubscribed sixth
form, we don’t want you to be disadvantaged by this so we will be making offers
based on application and school report/reference.
Students who wish to apply for a place at Christ the King Sixth
Forms in 2020
- Applications will remain open, you
can apply online or download an application form. We will be touch once
we receive your application.
Contacting the College
you need to contact us during this time, please contact staff on their usual
email address. If you have not heard back within 24 hours or the matter is
urgent please contact us via email@example.com
will continue to keep you updated via email and website announcements on our
website, please also keep up to date with Government guidance which is updated
daily on www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Update – 18th March
CLOSURE OF SIXTH FORM for Lower Sixth BTEC Level 3 and Lower Sixth A Level
the Government’s recent announcement regarding self-isolation measures,
unfortunately staffing levels are at a point where we are unable to teach
all students safely onsite. The health and safety of our students
and staff is our number one priority at all times, therefore we will be
implementing the following measures:
tomorrow, Thursday 19th March,
until after the Easter Holidays, Tuesday 21st April, only Year 13 (Upper
Sixth students), BTEC Level 1 & 2 students and those sitting GCSE/Level 1 Maths
and English should attend lessons onsite.
remaining students should stay at home and teachers will be setting and marking
work online. It is important that students continue to work hard and keep up to
date with their studies. In tutorial yesterday students were fully briefed on
how to access their college work from home using Microsoft Teams, Moodle and
situation is changing daily, we anticipate there will be further developments,
parents and staff will continue to be updated via email. We will continue
to post updates on our website. For further information on Coronavirus, please visit the Government website, which is updated daily.
Update – 17th March
you are probably aware, the Government announced new guidance yesterday
regarding coronavirus. We will continue to keep parents/guardians updated
via our website but please
ensure you are following the Government guidance which is updated daily www.gov.uk/coronavirus
want to reassure you that Christ the King Sixth Forms are taking all necessary
steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance
from the Government and the local authority. We have taken protective measures
which includes, asking that external visitors
do not visit our sixth forms, postponing work experience, extra
curriculum events and all trip and visits.
sixth forms remain open for all students – this is the current official
Government guidance. If your son/daughter is unwell or self-isolating,
report this as you would normally by following the absence procedure and
your son/daughter has the symptoms below, please keep them away from
college. Latest Government advice on how long they should stay off for
can be found by visiting www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
- A new persistent dry
- A temperature that is
above 37.8 C
guidance now also says that if anyone in your family has these symptoms, the
whole family should isolate for 14 days.
in your son/daughter’s tutorial we have outlined the above, as well as given
them instructions on distance learning, so that they are able to access their
emails and college work from home, should they need to at this present time or
Government advice is that anyone at risk of increased risk of severe
illness from coronavirus, needs to follow social distancing measures. All
students with a pre-existing condition that this applied to will be written to
today. If you think this applies to your son/daughter and we aren’t aware
of their medical condition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Update – 16th March
Ensuring the health and wellbeing of
students, staff and our sixth form community is of the upmost importance to
Christ the King Sixth Forms. We have therefore decided to implement a
range of measures aimed at attempting to protect our community from the
transmission of coronavirus.
continue to closely follow the Government’s advice and our sixth forms will
remain open at this present time. However, we will be taking a number of measures to mitigate
against transmission of coronavirus.
will include, but are not limited to:
are asking that external visitors do not visit our sixth form.
interviews will be postponed, all students will be contacted with information
ask that parents do not visit our sixth form. Any parental meetings will
be conducted by telephone.
will be cancelling any external activity for students, such as work experience,
visits or trips, they might have been planning to take as part of their course.
Any further updates will continue to be
posted on our website. If you have any questions about these measures,
please get in touch, by emailing email@example.com
information about Coronavirus can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Update – 13th March
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response – Updated 13 March
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent
New continuous cough and/or
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information).
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and
those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your
symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS
111 online. If you have No internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a
medical emergency dial 999
For more information on the above, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
Update – 2nd March
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, the Dfe have launched a new helpline to
answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young
people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
We know that some of you may have concerns or questions about
the current outbreak of Coronavirus – officially known as COVID-19.
We want to reassure you that we are working hard to minimise the
risk to our students and staff and are following Government guidelines at all
For the latest information and guidance, please see the Government’s website.https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public