CV & CC Update Thursday 14th May: some news on trip refunds

CoronaVirus & College Closure Update

 Update 14th May 2020

 

  1. IMPLICATIONS OF PRIME MINISTER’S ANNOUNCEMENT 

                From Letter to Parents & Carers 12th May 2020

  •  For the next three weeks at least, there is no change to the existing position. The site remains closed to all, except for ECP. I will continue to discourage and resist visits to the site, and the ECP hygiene measures will remain fully in place. I am interpreting the new slogan “Stay Alert” as one minister’s definition as “Stay at Home as much as possible”.
  • It is extremely unlikely that Years 7 to 9 will be back until September.
  • Years 10 and 12 may be back before the summer holiday either in very small numbers for “face-to-face” or as a cohort.
  • We will continue to send remote learning tasks to students. We will also develop ways to “refresh” this to increase variety and improve motivation.
  • It is not compulsory for pupils or students in the named Year groups to return, and parents will not be fined for non-attendance.
  • Parents/carers will be asked about your likely intentions of allowing your children to attend or remain at home; this will be after half-term, nearer any potential time of a return, and will be necessary for planning purposes.
  • Before any students return to Clyst Vale, thorough risk assessments will be conducted
  • Perhaps my most important point is that parents can be reassured that safety is my absolute priority, and I will continue to be extremely cautious. While I believe that students’ educational interests are best met in College, this cannot be at any cost or risk.

 

  1. Trips and Visits
  • Parents WILL be refunded in full for payments made. Clearly, this is your money, so this is a priority for us and we will keep you updated.

 

TRIP/VISIT DATE OF TRAVEL/VISIT YEAR GROUP ESTIMATED REFUND DATE NOTES
Chepstow Castle 17.03.20 7 27.03.20 All refunds complete.

 

UCAS Convention 17.03.20 12 16.03.20 All refunds complete.
Leeson House Dorset 18.03.20 12 Rearranged Looking to re-arrange trip to 16-18 November 2020, waiting for confirmation from Leeson House.
Paris 23.03.20 7 TBC Still demanding refund from Travel Company who have offered only a credit note.
Psychology Revision 25.03.20 12 & 13 By the end of June Waiting for funds to be received back from Tutor2u.
Prom 2020 26.06.20 11 By 15.05.20 All refunds complete

 

Bude 13.07.20 8 TBC Parents to be contacted re method of repayment
Woodlands 14.07.20 7-9 17.04.20 All refunds complete.

 

Belgium 16.07.20 9 TBC Parents to be contacted re method of repayment
Italy Ski 13.02.21 7-10 Trip still going ahead Parents to continue to make payments as per schedule.

 

No other changes: please refer to the 12th May Update.

 

Kevin Bawn,

Principal