Announcements

Opening of the College

We have been requested by the government to make arrangements for some students to attend college in a phased and gradual manner from the 15th June. This arrangement only applies to year 12 students and we will be prioritising those who urgently need face to face guidance and support.

Letter to Students/Parents/Guardians

Ofqual

Students and parents – please click on the link below for awarding GCSE, AS and A Level  Summer 2020- Ofqual

Letter to students & parents

Student Support

Online education Resources

Application Information:

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.

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:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-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.

Recovery College

Recovery College provides a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff.

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Careers Information:

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/

Other links:

Support from Doorways Project

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.