If you are a parent of our current student/s and consider yourself to be a ‘Key Worker’ then you are entitled to send your son and daughter to the college from Monday. Please write to us on email@example.com indicating your daughter and/or son’s full name. Please see the guidance and definition of a key worker by clicking the link below:
The full list is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision.
The bus service will run as normal on Monday and may be adjusted thereafter depending on the number of students commuting to us. Such information will be updated here. If you are a parent/guardian of a student who is in receipt of Education and Health Care Plan, attached to a social worker or consider themselves vulnerable in anyway then they are entitled to come to college from Monday. However, we are awaiting further guidance on this. If not already contacted by us, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to notify their attendance at the college.
In light of the current situation, we have made the decision to cancel our Taster Sessions & Open Evening.
Alliance SLA extension of support:
Public Health England’s advice on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak:
This was published on 29.03.2020 and contains information on how children of different ages may respond to this situation, as well as on children who have learning difficulties and/or autism and whom may already be accessing CAMHS or similar.
Your named therapist (Helen Eves) will continue to provide you with regular updates in relation to the students currently working with Alliance. Helen and Nikki will continue to offer assessments to those waiting and will be offering both telephone and skype/Zoom support for ongoing psychological support.
Diane will continue to deliver careers advice over email to all students who require it. For the first years who were due to attend vocational talks over the coming Mondays, all students on these registers have been emailed the presentation to read through at their leisure. Year 2 are advised to make firm choices via their UCAS Track screens by early May, and apply for student funding by 25 May – link here https://logon.slc.co.uk/cas/login?_locale=en_GB&service=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.student-finance.service.gov.uk%2Fcustomer%2Fhome%2Fpages
Any student searching for apprenticeships are advised to use these websites – Find My Apprenticeship https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch and UCAS CareerFinder https://careerfinder.ucas.com/
Applications for 2020 are still being accepted.
If you have recently applied to us or are thinking of applying to us, we would usually invite students to attend an interview either in school or at the college, however in light of the current situation we will be holding telephone interviews until further notice to ensure the safety of all of our applicants and staff.
To keep your minds active during self isolation can we suggest that you look at the following websites:
www.oxplore.org – the home of big ideas set up by Oxford University
www.myheplus.com – discover interests and develop academic skills – Cambridge university
TED talks – download the app, watch and listen
Futurelearn, coursera or iTunesU – free online courses on a wide variety of subjects.