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Coronavirus Information

FAQs

I/MY SON/DAUGHTER HAS TESTED POSTIVE FOR COVID-19. WHAT DO I DO?

Most importantly you need to stay at home, self-isolate immediately and arrange to a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if you have had one or more doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

Please let the College know ASAP through your teacher/progress coach/personal support assistant or email covidtesting@craven-college.ac.uk if you have tested positive for Covid-19. This is so we can manage our internal track and trace system and update Public Health England (PHE) to support regional/national track and trace systems as required.

I/MY SON/DAUGHTER HAS DEVELOPED SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 WHILST NOT AT COLLEGE. WHAT DO I DO?

Please remember that you must not attend the College site if you or a member of your household have a new, continuous cough or high temperature, or a loss of normal sense of taste or smell (Anosmia). If this is the case, you must follow the Government guidance on self-isolating and seek a Covid-19 test as soon as possible. Please also let the College know through your teacher/progress coach/personal support assistant if this is the case.

I/MY SON/DAUGHTER HAS DEVELOPED SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 WHILST AT COLLEGE. WHAT DO I DO?

If you start to display symptoms while on College premises please go home immediately. Update your teacher/progress coach/personal support assistant when you get home – do not do this face to face on College premises.

If you are unable to leave immediately due to lack of transport please seek first aid support immediately and a member of College staff will assist you.

I/MY SON/DAUGHTER HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A POTENTIAL/CONFIRMED CASE. WHAT DO I DO?

Displaying symptoms of COVID-19 – you should stay at home, self-isolate immediately and order a PCR test.

Not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 – you are advised to take a Lateral Flow Test every day for 6 days unless you are legally required to self-isolate (for instance if you are unvaccinated).

HOW DO I ACCESS SUPPORT WHILST LEARNING REMOTELY?

We will continue to provide support and advice to students who are learning from home via MS Teams, phone and email. Key contact numbers are provided below:

Information about Bursary Payments

The College is continuing to provide bursary payments to those currently in receipt of such payments. Those receiving free school meals support, guaranteed bursary and/or support with childcare will continue to receive this with payment being made into students’ bank accounts or directly to the childcare provider as normal.

Safeguarding information

The Safeguarding team are available in College and via the contact details below:

Please see below for details of organisation and agencies who can provide additional confidential support and advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

WHAT IS HAPPENING ABOUT WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS?

Work experience is an important part of the study programme for those aged 16-19 and we are doing everything we can to ensure that safe work placements can still take place. We recognise that students and their parents and carers will be nervous about attending workplaces so we are also looking at other ways for you to get the experience of work through for example work-based projects.

WHAT IS HAPPENING ABOUT COLLEGE TRIPS AND VISITS?

UK overnight stays and day trips may still run depending upon their nature and the circumstances prevailing at the time. Each is considered on a case by case basis by the Head of Department and management team of the College.

Updates

20 January 2022

The government has announced a change in the guidance in relation to wearing face coverings in College:

  • No face coverings required in classrooms from 20 January 2022
  • No face coverings in communal areas from 27 January 2022

The guidance has still yet to be released in relation to close proximity working (e.g. hair and beauty) but we continue to monitor and update once this has been published.


COVID TESTING – There is no change to covid testing guidance and all staff and students should continue to test twice a week.

14 January 2022

UPDATED ISOLATING RULES

The guidelines from Monday 17 January 2022 are now that if you test negative on a LFT on day 5 and day 6 of your isolation you can leave your isolation period. 

This is a change from it being able to leave isolation if you test negative on day 6 and day 7 previously.

03 January 2022

Following a number of changes to Covid-19 guidelines over the festive period, please note the following information for both students and staff:

  • Please ensure you carry out a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on the night before/morning of return to College. If this is positive, please self-isolate and arrange for a confirmatory PCR test. If this is negative you can return to College. If the PCR test is positive, please follow the latest Covid-19 isolation guidelines as outlined, below as well as inform College via covidtesting@craven-college.ac.uk and your manager, tutor or progress coach.
  • Please continue to carry out a LFT twice weekly and report your results via Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Test kits are available from College at Whernside reception.
  • If you are a close contact of a confirmed positive Covid-19 case you can still return to College but must carry out a LFT for the next 7 days. If you test positive in this period, you must arrange a confirmatory PCR test and follow the latest Covid-19 isolation guidelines as outlined below.
  • Covid-19 isolation guidelines: If you have tested positive for Covid-19 the isolation period has been reduced from 10 days to 7 days provided you return a negative LTF on days 6 and 7 of your isolation period. These tests must be 24 hours apart. If you are still positive for either of these LFTs you must continue to isolate until 10 days.
  • All lessons will go ahead face-to- face however, face coverings must now be worn during lessons as well as in communal areas on campus.  

28 November 2021

Update on Face Coverings

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement in relation to the Omicron strain of coronavirus being detected in the UK, the Department for Education has today advised that face coverings should be worn by all students, staff and visitors in communal areas in college from Monday 29 November. Please can all students and staff follow this guidance.

Please also continue to test twice a week and test kits are available from the reception area in the Whernside Building.

20 October 2021

Exams Update

As we progress through the beginning of the academic year, our attentions turn to the autumn series of examinations, which predominantly involve English and maths GCSE. Following on from the lockdowns and summer centre assessed grade process we have had a further increase in the number of entries for November exams, compared to previous years.

To facilitate these examinations in a safe environment the decision has been taken to move lessons online to all those who are not sitting exams during the dates listed:

  • Monday 01 November – 9am-1pm (English)
  • Tuesday 02 November – 9am-1pm (Maths – non calculator)
  • Wednesday 03 November – 9am-1pm (English)
  • Thursday 04 November – 9am-1pm (Maths – calculator)
  • Monday 08 November – 9am-1pm (Maths – calculator)

Practical classes in workshops will still continue, so please discuss these with your tutors. HE classes will still take place on-site. 

We have already seen that our teachers have been very successful in moving learning to the virtual environment and have planned flexible learning programmes. This means that students will not be disadvantaged during this period and will still be able to take part in lessons.

If you have been entered for any of the examinations taking place on these days, you will be contacted soon to confirm your entry, start time, exam room and guidelines to follow upon and prior to arrival.

Some of the necessary safety measures we are putting in place for upcoming examinations include:

  • Sign in location for all students, depending on your main curriculum area. Speak to your subject tutors about this
  • Sanitising products will continue to be available in all rooms;
  • Limited numbers of equipment will be available on the day (eg calculators, rules and compasses) which will be sanitised for students, but we encourage all students to bring their own;
  • Attendance checklists to be completed and checked

We must remind you that on the day if you are unwell and displaying any symptoms, not to travel to College, you will not be disadvantaged and will have an opportunity in the summer to retake.

27 September 2021

16 to 19 tuition fund for 2021 to 2022 academic year

The Department of Education has announced funding to support students whose learning was disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. This 16-19 Tuition Fund is available to all 16 to 19 providers such as Craven College and is ring-fenced for 16 to 19 small group tuition only.  The funding will be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
The guidance indicates that the supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and 

  • have not achieved grade 4 or 5 in GCSE maths and/or English 
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths and are from the 27% most economically deprived areas 

Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 19 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan will also be eligible for support via the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund. 

The full guidance can be accessed here.

Craven College commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to provide maths and English and vocational support to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our study programme students. Sessions will be delivered in small groups of up to five students and will be above and beyond normal timetabled hours.  Students will be prioritised for small group tuition based on the guidance released by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).  

Maths and English catch-up support sessions will be prioritised for the following categories of students:

  • Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan 
  • Those on Pathways and Gateways and Fresh Start provision
  • Those who have a grade 3 or below in GCSE maths and/or English
  • Those who are from economically deprived areas

Vocational support sessions including study skills support will be prioritised for the following categories of students:

  • Those with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan 
  • Those on Entry, Level 1 and Level 2 study programmes
  • Those on practical vocational programmes
  • Those who have a grade 3 or below in GCSE maths and/or English
  • Those who are from economically deprived areas

If our funding allocation allows, support may also be provided for those students who have not yet achieved a grade 5 in GCSE maths and/or English.

10 August 2021

Letter from the Vice Principal & appeals processGCSEs, AS, A level and Vocational & Technical Qualifications Results

I know it will have been a worrying time for you all whilst you wait for your results.  Thank you for your patience during this period.  There will be a lot of media attention regarding results and I wanted to remind you of what the College was asked to do by the awarding bodies.

In summary,

  • We submitted Teacher assessed grades (TAGs) for our students for GCSE, AS, A level and certain vocational & technical qualifications.  The TAG was based on your teachers’ assessment of the standard at which you are performing. In addition,
  • A broad range of evidence was used to make this assessment
  • These TAGS were confirmed as accurate, fair and consistent across subjects, grades and students by the relevant Head of Department, Head of Quality and the Vice-Principal Curriculum & Quality
  • Awarding organisations have also carried out external quality checks on a sample of our TAGs and determined there to be no issues.

Further information can be found in the student’s guide on how qualifications will be graded and awarded this summer.

Information on results day and enrolment is available already on the website

We do understand and appreciate that in some cases students will not be happy with their grades. If this is the case, may we ask that you please discuss this first informally with the appropriate Head of Department. Stage 1 of the appeals process allows students to ask for a centre review where they believe there has been an error. In this case please email TAGAppeals@craven-college.ac.uk detailing the grounds for the appeal. 

A Centre Review will be initiated for appeals on the following grounds only:

  • An administrative error has resulted in an inaccurate grade being claimed or awarded
  • A procedural error was made (i.e. failure to follow the Teacher Assessed Grades Centre Policy)

All requests for a centre review must be made by the student by

  • 16 August 2021 (priority appeals – for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice, i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice, and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result)
  • 3 September 2021 (in all other cases)

Appeal on the grounds of academic judgement is considered only by the awarding organisation and not by the College as stage 2 of the appeals process.  A centre review must be completed before an appeal can be submitted to the awarding organisation. The College will submit an appeal to the Awarding Organisation where requested by a student.

Such stage 2 requests must be received by the awarding organisation by:

  • 23 August 2021 for priority appeals (for students applying to higher education who did not attain their firm choice, i.e. the offer they accepted as their first choice, and wish to appeal an A level or other Level 3 qualification result), or by
  • 17 September 2021 for non-priority appeals

Appeals are not likely to lead to adjustments in grades where the original grade is a reasonable exercise of academic judgement supported by the evidence. Grades can go up or down as the result of an appeal.

Further information on results days and enrolment is on the website

If you have any general questions and queries please do not hesitate to contact us on the main College number 01756 791 411 or via email at enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk

05 May 2021

Important informationTeacher assessed grades

Teacher Assessed Grades Policy

The College is now beginning to receive information from awarding bodies regarding the academic, vocational and technical qualifications where a teacher assessed grade (TAG) will be given.  The list of qualifications that have been identified as being in this category so far can be seen here at this Summer 2021 Qualification Explainer Tool that has been published by  Ofqual. This explainer tool shows how qualifications will be assessed and awarded in the period up to 31 August 2021. 

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) has also published a guide for parents and students. This guidance provides the key information about how grades will be awarded this summer, including a timeline of what is happening and when; how teachers, schools and colleges will determine your grades and when you will receive your results.

The infographics below show a summary of the different types of qualifications and how they will be assessed.

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In summary:

  • Teacher-Assessed grades (TAGS) will be submitted for GCSES, A and AS levels.
  • TAGs will be submitted for certain vocational and technical qualifications. Your teacher will be able to advise you if this is the case for your course.
  • Exams and assessments will continue as normal for Functional Skills, ESOL and other vocational & technical qualifications which assess occupational or professional competency, proficiency, or act as a licence to practice.
  • Access to HE and End Point Assessments for Apprenticeships are out of scope for these regulations.

GCSE, AS and A levels:

  • TAGs will be based on what has been taught throughout the year
  • We will use broad range of evidence
    • Awarding body assessment materials, coursework, internal tests, mock exams, class and homework
    • Your teachers will let you know the range of evidence that we will be using for the TAGs
    • This evidence is NOT negotiable
  • TAGs will be based on your teachers’ assessment of the standard at which you are performing
    • If you feel that you have any gaps in your assessments, please contact your teachers urgently

Vocational & Technical quals designed for progression to HE or other FE

  • Those that were in scope for a calculated result last year
  • TAGs will be awarded in similar arrangement to that for GCSEs and A levels (see above)
  • Internal assessments will continue
  • We will use broad range of evidence
    • Awarding body assessment materials, coursework, internal tests, mock exams, class and homework, practical assessment, synoptic exams
    • Your teachers will let you know the range of evidence that we will be using for the TAGs
    • This evidence is NOT negotiable
  • TAGs will be based on your teachers’ assessment of the standard at which you are performing
    • If you feel that you have any gaps in your assessments, please contact your teachers urgently

Your teachers and the College CANNOT share the TAG that has been given with you or our parents /carers.

Please be reassured that any TAGs will be fair and accurate reflection and will be a holistic professional judgment looking at a range of evidence

If you have missed learning due to bereavement / illness or have other mitigating circumstances, please do let your teacher know as soon as possible.

Each TAG will be reviewed internally by the Head of Department. Furthermore, as a College we will carry out an impartial check on these grades to ensure fairness.

TAGs have to be submitted to exam boards by the 18th June.

These grades will then be standardised by the awarding body to make sure that they are as fair as possible.

What will happen after May Spring Bank Half-term?

Due to the awarding of teaching assessed grades in summer, you may feel that your course has been completed by the 28th May.  However, we want you to be as prepared as possible for your next steps and there is still practical work that needs to take please.  If you are a full time further education student, you may be undertaking such activities and will be expected to attend classes as normal.  Please discuss this with your teacher if you are unsure of what happened next.

Please note that some courses will be continuing through to the end of June as they are being assessed as normal and not through teacher assessed grades.  Please check with your teachers what the plans are for your particular course. If you are doing Functional Skills then these classes will continue as normal.

Some of you will be anticipating completing your studies this year and are now perhaps uncertain of what you will be able to do, then we are still available for careers advice, information and guidance so please do contact the Careers Team.  We have a wide range of provision that can support you on your journey to employment or further study.

Results Day

Results days have been brought forward this year and are listed below for those qualifications where TAGs have been submitted.

  • 10 August  – all A levels / VTQ Level 3
  • 12 August   – all GCSEs / VTQ Level 2/ VTQ Level 1

I would like to thank you again for your continued commitment to the College.

If you have any questions and queries please do not hesitate to contact us on the main College number 01756 791 411 or via email at enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk

Kind regards

Anita Lall, Vice Principal (Curriculum and Quality)

26 February 2021

Dear Student/Parent or Guardian, 

On 22 February the Prime Minister announced that the Government has set out its plan for the return of all pupils to schools and colleges, as part of the roadmap for leaving lockdown. We continue to keep you and our College as safe as possible and have updated the following guidance to reflect the changes announced by the Prime Minister on the wider reopening of schools and colleges from Monday 08 March. 

Covid-19 National Testing Programme

Tutors will be in touch with all students shortly with regard to which students are returning back on which dates.

25 February 2021

Update for students/parents/carers

Exams and assessments

The government has today (the 25 February) published an update regarding Teacher Assessed grades, GCSE and A level and vocational qualifications – Latest information

The Department for Education (DfE) have said that ‘students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers, with students only assessed on what they have been taught’. 

A summary of the information is below:

  • Teacher assessed grades (TAGs) to be given for GCSEs, A level and Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQs) that allow students to progress to university or college
  • All TAGs will be submitted to the relevant awarding body by the 18 June
  •  No algorithm will be used to standardise results between colleges
  • Results days for GCSE, A level and some vocational qualifications will take place in the week of 09 August
  • Every student will have the right to appeal their grade

The TAGs will be based on a range of evidence such as classwork, assignments, homework, mock exams and the potential use of questions provided by exam board, as teachers see fit. Grades have to be submitted to exam boards by the 18th June to allow as much teaching time as possible before teachers make their assessments.  Detailed guidance will be given to the College and teachers before the end of the spring term.

Please be reassured that your TAG will be a fair and accurate reflection of your ability and progress on your course. Assessment of ability is based on the learning opportunities provided by teachers.  Furthermore, as a College we will carry out an impartial check on these grades to ensure fairness before they are submitted to the awarding bodies. Awarding bodies will also carry their own checks.

I know it has been a worrying time for you all with regards to your qualifications. Thank you for your continued patience during this period.  It is really important that you continue to engage with your learning and submit homework and assessments where you are able to so that teachers have a full range of evidence.  We need students to attend for all of their lessons in order that we can assess progress. We are now waiting for information from the different awarding bodies regarding their process for TAGs.

Please note that exams and assessments will continue in Vocational and Technical Qualifications where they are needed for students to demonstrate the necessary professional standard in an occupation. 

We want to reassure that we will prioritise a return to College for practical based subjects when it is safe to do so in line with public health and DfE guidance. 

In addition, we have now been given permission for some students to return to the College from the 08 March.  Your teachers will be in touch with you regarding this.

We would like to thank you again for your commitment to the College and will be in touch again as soon as we any more information.  If you have any questions and queries please do not hesitate to contact us on the main college number 01756 791 411 or via email at enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk

25 January 2021

Exams and assessments

I know it has been a worrying time for you all with regards to your qualifications and wanted to thank you for your patience during this period.  It is really important that you continue to engage with your remote learning and submit assessments where you are able to.

 An announcement was made by the Prime Minister on the 04 Jan saying that “exams will not go ahead this summer as normal”.  On the 06 Jan, the Education Secretary made a statement which mentioned the “use of teacher assessed grades (TAGs) to decide results with training and support so that these are awarded fairly and consistently” and the launch of a consultation regarding this.

Ofqual (the body that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England) have now launched their consultation on their proposals for how GCSE, A levels, vocational & technical and other general qualification will be awarded in 2021.

The College will be submitting a formal response but Ofqual are keen to hear from students, parents/carers and employers.  Please do take the time to take part in the consultation if you wish to do so.

Once the consultation is over, a further update will be provided letting you know what has been confirmed by the Department for Education.

During this time, it is really important that you continue to engage with your remote learning and your teachers and submit assessments/homework to your teachers where you can. 

We know this is really difficult where you may have practical assessments. So we are continuing to adapt assessments where awarding organisation have made this possible. 

We want to reassure that we will prioritise a return to College for practical based subjects when it is safe to do so in line with public health and DfE guidance.  

We will get at least two weeks’ notice before return to the College in order to give students, parents and teachers time to prepare (read full statement by the Education Secretary)

Updated information regarding higher education students will be shared directly with  

We would like to thank you again for your commitment to the College and will be in touch again as soon as I have more information.  If you have any questions and queries please do not hesitate to contact us on the main college number 01756 791 411 or via email at enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk

6 January 2021

The College has taken the decision to cancel all further January 2021 exams from 5pm today.

Whilst we are fully confident that we can provide a safe environment for examinations to take place, concerns have been raised by students attending and scheduled to attend examinations around their own safety and the safety of vulnerable family members. These concerns are real and we must take them into account alongside the wishes of students who want to take their examinations. On balance, we do not believe that the current situation supports an appropriate environment for examinations to be taken by our collective student body.

We will continue to work with government guidance and the awarding bodies and keep you informed every step of the way.

Be assured that we are here to support you and to are committed to ensuring that you achieve your best possible results.

HE Degree exams are still going ahead online.

5 January 2021

In line with government guidance, to stop the spread of Covid-19, Craven College campuses are now closed. All of our classes will continued to be delivered online.

January vocational and technical exams will continue as planned.

31 December 2020

Start Of Term Arrangements

In response to the Education Secretary’s announcements on 30th December, the College campuses will be closed to Students and Apprentices during the week 4th – 8th January 2021.

Only vocational and technical examinations scheduled for this week will go ahead on campus as planned.

  • Students will be required to wear a face-covering at all times whilst on campus unless they have an exemption
  • Cafeterias are closed, but vending is available on site
  • The Learning Hub is closed
  • Students should only attend for the duration of their examination and make arrangements to leave site as soon as possible afterwards

All lessons will go ahead virtually wherever possible, however, practical classes for this week are postponed. Teachers will contact their students with further details about their planned learning as soon as possible.

Any students with individual difficulties should contact Student Services for support.

During this week we will be preparing to offer Covid-19 rapid testing. Consequently, further details about lessons week commencing 11th January 2021 will be released after 6th January 2021.

In these challenging and constantly changing times, we would like to thank our students, apprentices, their families and employers and our amazing staff for their ongoing cooperation and support during the pandemic. We wish you all our very best wishes for 2021.

30 December 2020

Following the government announcement this afternoon, we will release an update about the start of term at noon on Thursday 31 December.

17 December 2020

Following the latest government announcement, staff and students coming back onto College sites after the Christmas break who have had proximity with a positive Covid case will need to undertake a weekly Covid test. The testing will be done on site at College following government guidelines. We have not received any test kits and we have not received any further information but we will update you as we get it.

Students and staff should continue to check the College website for further information.

Please note that all teaching and learning will continue after Christmas in the same pattern as before Christmas. Exams are going ahead as planned, all practicals will continue on site.

Best wishes for the festive season.

21 October 2020

We recently updated you on our COVID code, and as before, every decision we are taking is underpinned by Government and DfE guidance. Our plans carefully consider the needs of the most vulnerable staff and students.
As we progress through the beginning of the academic year, our attentions turn to the autumn series of examinations, which predominantly involve English and maths GCSE. Following on from the lockdown and summer centre assessed grade process we have had triple the number of entries for November exams, compared to previous years. To facilitate these examinations in a safe environment the decision has been taken to move theory lessons fully online for all students (FE & HE) not entered for exams, and this applies on the days below:

  • Monday 2nd November – 9am-1pm (English)
  • Tuesday 3rd November – 9am-1pm (Maths)
  • Wednesday 4th November – 9am-1pm (English)
  • Thursday 5th November – 9am-1pm (Maths)
  • Monday 9th November – 9am-1pm (Maths)

Practical classes in workshops will still continue, so please discuss these with your tutors.
We have already seen that our teachers have been very successful in moving learning to the virtual environment and have planned flexible learning programmes. This means that students will not be disadvantaged during this period and will still be able to take part in lessons.
If you have been entered for any of the examinations taking place on these days, you will be contacted over the coming weeks to confirm your entry, start time, exam room and guidelines to follow upon and prior to arrival.
Some of the necessary safety measures we are putting in place for upcoming examinations include:

  • Start and end times of examinations to be staggered over a period of 30 minutes;
  • Students to wear face coverings upon arrival, until the examination starts and again following completion;
  • Students to enter the examination room upon arrival and directed by the invigilator present;
  • Sanitising products will continue to be available in all rooms;
  • All desks to be socially distanced, ensuring that there are at least 2 metres between each student;
  • Limited numbers of equipment will be available on the day (eg calculators, rules and compasses) which will be sanitised for students, but we encourage all students to bring their own;
  • Invigilators to wear visors/face coverings and wear gloves when handling examination papers and whilst in the exam room;
  • Attendance checklists to be stored centrally following the examination to assist with track and trace procedures;

We must remind you that on the day if you are unwell and displaying any symptoms, not to travel to College, you will not be disadvantaged and will have an opportunity in the summer to retake.

06 October 2020

Hello All, 

We now have a Mental Health Support Team working within our College.  They will be working closely with young people, teaching staff and parents to help identify social, emotional, and mental health issues and ways to manage around these areas.  If you are concerned about your child’s emotional or mental health, please get in touch with your Educational Mental Health Practitioner at Craven College. They are: 

In addition, within these very uncertain times, we are aware that everyone’s mental health is being tested in very different ways.  As such, we are organizing an online parent support group to start Tuesday 13th October. This will be delivered at two times: 10.30am and   8 pm and is expected to last  1hour 30 minutes. Within this, we will be exploring a wide range of topics and aim to start the first session with “coping with a child who has emotional health difficulties”. If you would like more information about the parent support group, please email on: mhstparentsupport@bdct.onmicrosoft.com

Thanks

Catherine Jackson, Student Services Manager

29 September 2020

Dear All,

We are now well into the new term for FE students.  A huge welcome to our HE students who had their induction last week and so have just started.  

I wanted to say thank you to you all for continuing to follow the Craven COVID Code.  The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority.  To help with this we have a blended model of teaching, learning and assessment.  This means that you will find that, where possible, your learning will move more to online delivery over the next few days and weeks.  Please let your teachers know if you are having problems accessing online delivery and we will do whatever we can to support you. We have already provided many devices to students without IT equipment.  Practical sessions however will still take place within College under our COVID secure practices.  Work experience is an important part of the study programme for those aged 16-19 and we are doing everything we can to ensure that safe work placements can still take place. We recognise that students and their parents and carers will be nervous about attending workplaces so we are also looking at other ways for you to get the experience of work through for example work-based projects.

Like most schools and colleges, we have had a few isolated cases of staff and students who have tested positive for Covid.  Where this has happened, we have contacted any students that have been in close contact and asked them to isolate as per the Government guidance.  It is really important that if you receive a text from College that you do follow these instructions.  Any affected rooms have been thoroughly deep – cleaned and we have kept in touch with the health protection team for advice and guidance.

Please remember that you must not attend the College site if you or a member of your household have a new, continuous cough or high temperature, or a loss of normal sense of taste or smell (Anosmia). If this is the case, you must follow the Government guidance on self-isolating and seek a Covid-19 test if possible.  Please also let your teacher know.

If you start to display symptoms while on College premises, please go home immediately and let your teacher know. If you become unwell, seek first aid support immediately.

If you have any general questions and queries please do not hesitate to contact us on the main College number 01756 791 411 or via email at enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk

28 September 2020

The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority as we continue to deliver learning during the pandemic. The College is providing learning in subject area bubbles (a bubble is a small distinct group that is advised not to mix with other students) and where possible, learning has been moved to online delivery.  

We have, as is the situation in many educational settings, students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Each individual case has been managed in line with DfE, Government and PHE advice with self-isolation and test procedures being followed. All College proximity contacts of the affected individuals are being advised to self-isolate and take tests if they are displaying symptoms. 

The changing situation remains challenging for all further education institutions, but we are managing it effectively in order to protect our students, staff and the wider community. 

If you have any general questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email at enquiries@craven-college.ac.uk, using the subject line “COVID Query”.

19 August 2020

At 16.40 today Craven College received an email from Pearson regarding BTEC Level 1 and Level 2 results. They have asked us NOT to release them as they have decided to review the grades to ensure that no student is disadvantaged.

This message ONLY affects BTEC qualifications.

Internal students – we are sorry that we can’t issue your results, but will do so as soon as we are able. If you are an internal progressing student – you will still be able to do so.

External students – we understand that you may not have received all of your results today but DON’T WORRY – we understand and you will not be disadvantaged in enrolling with us as we will simply use your other GCSE grades for course placement.

18 August 2020

GCSE, A Level and Vocational Qualifications Results Update

On Thursday 20 August GCSE grades will be issued. You will receive a Centre Assessment Grade or calculated grade (whichever is highest) from your school (prospective students) or from College (current students).

If you received your A or AS Level results last Thursday (13 August), you will be reissued with your Centre Assessment Grade. If your calculated grades were higher than the Centre Assessment Grade, then your calculated grade will stand.

Vocational qualifications:
Full Government guidance. In summary, the awarding bodies for vocational qualifications have not used the same sort of methods for the calculation of grades as for A Levels and GCSEs largely because the coursework and practical content is greater. The awarding bodies have been asked to submit their methodology to Ofqual. It is anticipated that this may mean a small number of grades may change but the majority will stand. We are waiting for further information to be released.

12 August 2020

Results Days

Additional Information – 12.8.20 – Additional information regarding mock results
Craven College Results Days – a message from the Vice Principal to all students and parents
Student Summer Guide – a guide to all students from Ofqual
Process of Appeal flowchart – Flowchart which will help clarify the process at Craven College for any student who wishes to appeal
Ranking Student Request Form – For students who wish to request their ranking as well as Centre Assessed Grades

Degree Level students starting Craven College September 2020 – Don’t worry if you are appealing your A Level results we will still keep your place open.

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