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COVID-19 updates

Here you will find the latest news regarding Covid-19 and how this affects the College.

14 entries

7th January 2021

A message to students from Principal Phil Sayles regarding College closure

5th January 2021

Covid-19: College closure following national lockdown

Dear Student / Parent,

This is a short e-mail to confirm that the College is working through the implications of the latest lockdown and pause in all learning on campus, which is expected to last until at least February half term. Learning will continue online for everyone.

Your tutor will have been in contact about online learning already planned for this and next week. This will continue as planned, while we make arrangements to extend it. (Pathways and Entry Level students should expect a letter in the post to your parent or guardian confirming the learning plans)

Please keep checking your college e-mails and ensure you keep your GST informed of your current mobile number, so that we have a range of ways for reaching you.

We will ensure that payments from Free College Meals and Bursaries are processed via BACS and paid into your bank account next week.

We have taken the decision to postpone the BTEC exams that were due to be held over the next couple of weeks. You (or your child) will know if you are due to sit one and your tutor will contact you with further information.

It is imperative that you keep progressing with your courses. Whilst there will be changes to the summer exams and assessments, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be grades and if we are asked to provide evidence of your ability, this will be based on the work you complete, including that undertaken during the lockdown period.

If you have any concerns or need support due to worries about study or other aspects of life, please contact your GST if you are a full time student, or your assessor / main tutor if you are any adult or apprentice.

Kind regards

Liz Ridley

Deputy Principal

31st December 2020

Covid-19: Remote learning for January restart

Dear Student,

I am writing to confirm Selby Colleges’ plans for the January restart, following the announcements made late yesterday afternoon (30th December 2020).

All students, including full time 16–18-year-olds, adults, apprentices and HE students must not attend college during w/c 4th January. Our taught remote learning offer will commence on Wednesday 6th January, to give staff time to switch to teaching lessons via google meet. During Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th, please access your google classroom for self-directed study and assessments and further guidance about your lessons for the next three weeks. From Wednesday 6th January you should access google classroom and google meet for your scheduled lessons.

We will provide onsite education for children of vulnerable students and children of key workers from 6th January. To arrange this please contact baxterr@selby.ac.uk by 11.30am on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

We are following the communications from the DFE about the lateral flow test roll out for 16–18-year-old students and will meet on 4th January to take stock of where things are and plan the next steps. As and when we have clarity, we will naturally communicate with you as soon as possible.

Please continue to use covid19@selby.ac.uk to inform us of any covid related results, or self-isolations, as and when they occur.

If possible, please also follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further updates, you can find us @selbycollege

Kind regards

Liz Ridley

Deputy Principal

19th October 2020

Covid-19: Message from Principal as first-term closes