Update 5 January 2021: January Exam Series & BTEC Exams

At 6:15 this evening, the Department for Education have finally confirmed that we are able to respond to our local situation.  We have listened to our students, and we are have made the decision to not go ahead with all exams and controlled assessments taking place in January.

Due to the rapid increase in infection rates in our local areas, the decision to cancel has not been made lightly but staff and student safety is paramount. 

We will be making decisions about exams and controlled assessments taking place in February on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Revised arrangements for the new term in January 2021
*arrangements have changes as of 04 January 2021*

Following the Prime Minister’s address this evening, 04 January 2021, we will be moving all of our delivery to remote/online learning with effect from 06 January 2021 until further notice.

There will be no formal teaching for anyone on the Tuesday 05 January 2021.

Vulnerable students and children of Key Workers

The college will remain open to support the following groups of students from Monday 11 January 2021:

  • Students with Special Education Needs and/or Education Health & Care Plan
  • Students that are children of Key Workers
  • Students who are being supported by our Intensive Support/Safeguarding Team or have a social worker, this may include Young Parents, Young Carers and Care Experience

Our Learning Support and Student Services Team will be contacting students and parents from Wednesday 06 January to discuss arrangements.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please email onsitelearning@educationpartnershipne.ac.uk

Work Placements and Industry Placements

  • Taking place in employer workplaces: All placements are put on hold until further notice. 
  • Remote placements:  All placements will continue as planned, with the agreement of the employer.

New Courses starting in January

  • Courses scheduled to start in January will be reorganised. Our Admissions Team will be in touch by the end of next week with further details.

January Enrolment Sessions

  • Enrolment events scheduled to take place in January with be reorganised.

Residential Provision

  • Our Residential Provision at Kirkley Hall will remain closed until further notice.

Financial Support

  • Students in receipt of Free Meals will continue to be supported.
  • Students who are parents and receiving funding for childcare will continue to be funded to enable them to engage in remote learning.

Online/Remote Learning

Instructions for online/remote learning will be sent out by curriculum teams by end of day Wednesday 06 January.

The information here will be emailed out to all students via their college email and to parents/carers tomorrow.  If you have any questions, or worries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.