ECP: end of a mini-era ?

IMG Bubbles

From 23rd March, the first day after lockdown, until 17th July, the last day of term, our Education Childcare Provision was available every day Monday to Friday including all of the holiday periods. Numbers of students were low before and during the Easter break, then gradually increased towards half-term. After half-term numbers soared, so that we went from one bubble […]

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CV&CC Update 21st July 2020; Risk Assessment for September now on “covid-19” page

Clyst Vale & College Closure Update, 21st July 2020 SITUATION UPDATE:    Generally  Clearly, Clyst Vale has broken up for the summer holiday. We are working towards an expected return to College for all students from Monday, 7th September. We have opted for a return to as full a curriculum and the highest possible standard of provision, while mitigating health […]

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CV&CC Update 7th July; little new since last Friday’s Newsletter

SITUATION UPDATE:  On Thursday 2nd July, Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Education) announced that all students will return to school in September, which has been followed up with detailed guidance. This link is to guidance for parents and carers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term This link is “The Guidance” for early years, schools and further education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools We are now busily working on […]

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CV&CC Update Thurs 25th June. Max student limit still applies, so no need for changes.

SITUATION UPDATE:  Following the major Government announcement on Tuesday 23rd June (“emerging from hibernation”) about wider re-opening from lockdown, we still await detailed government guidance as to how, if at all, this affects schools in the three weeks to the summer holidays. We have had a bulletin from the DfE on 24th June which states, in a slightly contradictory fashion: […]

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CV&CC Update 23rd June 2020

SITUATION UPDATE:  There was a major Government announcement today (23rd June) about wider re-opening from lockdown in society (pubs, restaurants, hotels, museums, cinemas, hairdressers and more); and the 2m guidance has been reduced to “1+”. We await revised guidance as to how this reduction in social distancing will affect schools for the rest of the summer term, if at all. […]

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CV&CC Update 16th June 2020.

CoronaVirus & College Closure Update                                Update 16th June 2020   SITUATION UPDATE:  The College will open to small groups of Year 10 and Year 12 students from 22nd Parents/carers have been contacted about this separately.  At CVCC (as nationally) ECP remains the top priority to support the children of key workers without other childcare, and vulnerable students  Revised risk […]

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CV&CC Update 9th June 2020: small scale wider opening from 22nd June

CoronaVirus & College Closure Update                                Update 9th June 2020   SITUATION UPDATE  Revised guidance has been issued to schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020  Governors met on 8th June and confirmed that the College should adopt a cautious approach, but open to Year 10 and Year 12 students from 22nd June unless there are further changes to guidance or the medical situation locally. Present […]

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CV&CC Update, Thursday 4th June. More questions than answers…….

CoronaVirus & College Closure Update                                Update 4th June 2020   SITUATION UPDATE  Revised guidance has been issued to schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020  There are still a number of key points which remian unclear from Government guidance: The guidance states that schools and colleges should, “ensure [they] have considered the impact on staff and pupils with protected characteristics, including race”. What does […]

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CV&CC Update 2nd June 2020. A few developments

CoronaVirus & College Closure Update                                Update 2nd June 2020   SITUATION UPDATE  The Government’s 3-week review confirmed that the Government’s Five Tests for wider opening of schools have been met, and the (limited) reopening of schools is proceeding.  Revised guidance has been issued to schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020  ECP numbers are increasing, and we are currently operating three groups of students […]

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