College remains closed – a message from the principal
I hope you and your family are safe and well. I know these last weeks will have been challenging but I wanted to thank you as the vast majority of students have embraced remote learning and have engaged with their tutors very productively.
Due to the likely further extension to the lockdown, we wanted to let you know that the college campuses will remain closed after the Easter holidays (from 20 April) until further notice.
I’d like to reassure you that we will do our utmost to support you to achieve and progress this academic year and you can access careers support to help with your plans for September.
Your studies will continue remotely with Google Classroom or your designated digital platform. We hope you’re adjusting well to this new way of learning. If you are having any issues, please contact your tutor.
We have provided some Chromebooks and other devices to students who didn’t have access to these; again, your tutor can be contacted if access to remote learning materials, teaching and assessment remains an issue.
While our campuses are closed, we will still be available to offer advice and guidance to potential and existing students, parents and members of the public. You can contact us via web chat here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an unsettling time for us all. Below are some useful links if you are struggling with your mental health:
All students who were entitled to a free college meal will continue to receive support through a voucher scheme. This seems to be working well but please do contact your tutor if there are problems accessing this. There is lots of information about our support services on the college website and the student intranet.
I do hope we can welcome you back to our colleges and campuses before too long, but in the meantime, we need to maintain social distancing recommendations and do our best to limit the spread of the virus.
We will keep you updated of any changes, informed by recommendations from Public Health England and the government, as soon as they are made.
Take care and stay healthy!
Bill Jones, Deputy CEO Luminate Education Group and Principal Leeds City College