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COVID-19 Information & Guidance

Updated guidance on what parents and carers need to know about education settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

We have updated our guidance on what parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to include information on the curriculum, after school activities, repeating a year for pupils, transport and keeping children safe online. We have also amended information on whether it is compulsory to send pupils to educational settings and education for children at home.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers


 

Students

Information on how to access our online resources can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. If you have any further questions please contact any member of staff you think might be best equipped to help you with your particular issue. Email addresses can be found through your Outlook or in the Contacts attachment at the bottom of this page.


Sixth Form

Following the government's announcement of the cancellation of exams and assessments, UCAS have set up a page dedicated to keeping you informed on the application process. You can view by clicking here. UCAS have also published information about unconditional offers and decision deadlines which you can view here.

In light of the current situation, we are putting the Sixth Form Application Process on hold. If you would like to speak to someone regarding your application, please email sixthformprogresswelfare@baconscollege.co.uk We will be guided by information from the Government and will be in touch when we know more.


Expectations of Students

  • To follow their timetable from 9am – 4pm. For Years 11-13, there would be the clear expectation that they should be working and revising outside of these lessons on coursework and preparation for their exams.
  • To complete all work set and return to their teachers for marking and feedback as directed
  • To contact their teachers should you need any additional help or support – this can be done through email, through Microsoft Teams or through Show My Homework
  • To engage with their tutor once a week. They will arrange a regular time to contact their tutees to check that they are completing their work and help them to resolve any issues they are experiencing
  • To not be out in public places during school working hours - this pandemic is serious and they are expected to follow the guidance issued by us, by the NHS and by the Government.
  • To act responsibly to safeguard those who are more ‘at risk’ in their family or amongst their network of friends and relatives
  • To not come to the College unless we have informed them that they are able to do so...

Keyworker Provision

Currently we have no children of keyworkers or vulnerable children working in school during the closure. We recognise that parents’ situations such as shift patterns can change. If you are interested in provision for your child to be in school please email Sam Church at s.church@baconscollege.co.uk
We believe Southwark are establishing hubs to provide provision over the Easter period. If you may need childcare provision over the Easter period please also email Sam Church. 


SEND Support for Parents

Please click here to view advice SEND Support for parents. 


Who to Contact

Although the school is closed, we are still working hard to ensure students stay on track with their learning. All staff will be on their school email. A list of contacts can be found at the bottom of this page under Key Contacts. To contact someone over safeguarding or pastoral concerns, please click here.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687 (Opening hours: 8am to 6pm- Monday to Friday)
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk