21/12/2020 – Guidance for 2021 Term Start
Important Update for Students with BTEC Exams
We have heard from Pearson confirming that all BTEC exams will going ahead as usual until stated otherwise. If you do not turn up to your exam this week, you will not be able to resit until the summer.
Important Update for Students Returning to Kidderminster College
The new term will begin for all students on Monday 4 January. For most students, the first week of term will be remote learning.
For students who have exams and external assessments scheduled during the first week of term, these will still go ahead as scheduled. If this affects you, you should still attend at the venue you have been advised, on the day of the exam or assessment.
Students on an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) will be contacted by their tutors with their timetables.
All other students will return to on-campus/blended learning from Monday 18 January as directed by tutors.
Term will commence on Monday 4 January online.
Under the most recent government guidance we are required to ensure that every student has had the opportunity to be tested prior to their return to campus. Whilst this testing will not be compulsory, it is a vital part of ensuring the safety of our campuses.
TESTING ON CAMPUS
Under the new government guidance, there are plans for schools and colleges to offer regular testing to students and staff from January. We are currently working through how this will work at Kidderminster College and we will provide further details about these plans in the new year.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR STUDENTS
If you, or someone in your household or bubble experiences symptoms, you should not attend campus.
If you develop symptoms you should self-isolate for 10 days before returning to campus and get tested wherever possible. You should not come onto campus until you receive a negative test result or your isolation period has finished.
If someone within your household or support bubble develops symptoms, you should self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of their symptoms or wait for them to receive a negative test result before returning to campus.
Full guidance on this is available on the NHS website HERE
Please remember to play your part in keeping yourselves and others safe by continuing to follow all of the safety measures we have put in place on campus, including wearing a face covering inside buildings and maintaining a safe distance from others at all times.