Buckinghamshire College Group would like to reassure all staff, students, parents and business partners that it is following the Public Health guidance issued by the Government and its agencies.
Update: Thursday 19th March 2020
Dear Students and Parents
I wanted to confirm our arrangements that we shared with you yesterday evening.
Students are not required to attend College campuses from Monday 23rd March and we will be moving to remote on-line learning from then. The Remote Learning Guidelines for Students and Parents. Teachers are putting in place plans for your on-line lessons to start on Monday and students are expected to attend their usual timetabled lessons virtually. The Student Cloud will be used and students should check that they are able to login remotely this week.
Virtual teacher and support will be available on Cloud to support your learning. Please read the Guidelines carefully and think about your study space and structure for the day – it’s important that you continue to learn and work towards completing your qualifications, including your English and maths. Cloud will record your attendance and we will follow-up non-attendance in the same way as usual.
We will communicate with you through the Student Cloud – through Group Discussion Forums, Instant Chat, Turnitin, Zoom, One-File and your College email.
There are some students where we are putting in different arrangements and these will be communicated directly with those students and parents.
With regards to the Exams announcement, we are waiting to hear further information from the Government and DfE to continue our planning in relation to this. Once we know, we will share this with you.
These are unprecedented times and we are receiving the information as you do. Inevitably, this way of learning and working will be a learning curve for us all to begin with, and I would ask for your patience as we settle into new routines. We will continue to do everything that we can to support students who are working so hard to achieve their qualifications.
I hope that you and your family stay safe and well.
Please continue to check the website, parent portal, Cloud, and emails for further College updates.
If you have any concerns or queries, please do contact your teacher or Curriculum Manager.
Principal and CEO - Buckinghamshire College Group
For further information please refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public which is updated daily at 14:00.