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What Will Learning Be Like?

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Our teachers have implemented plans that are specific to your area of study.

What works for a catering learning space will be different to a construction workshop, or a computing classroom. Every effort has been made to ensure that you can learn in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Our libraries and computer rooms have been fitted with Perspex screen dividers so that students can use these important resources as they would have always done.

Timetables are being reviewed and adapted to ensure the safety of everyone; lunchtime and breaks, start and end times have been staggered to ease congestion across the campuses.

In practical lessons we will be using full PPE where close contact work is needed. Students and staff will wear visors and work behind screens if necessary and work areas will be sectioned off.

Tutors will adapt teaching styles and delivery methods to ensure that the education and experience of students remains of the highest quality possible and stays safe. This means that in some cases practical workshops will be delivered in a variety of ways including face to face in a socially distanced group, live streamed sessions and pre-recorded demonstrations.

Microsoft Teams, Google classrooms and Interact will support our online delivery and 100% of learning material will be available four weeks in advance of lessons.

Vulnerable students and those who do not have access to Wi-Fi at home will be supported to study on site 100% of the time or provided with an IT device to support out of class learning.

What’s important is that all students will be expected to attend a full programme of study so that no learning is missed. This programme of study will involve both virtual and face to face lessons every week, as well as out of class learning as part of planned homework.