Updated 25 February 2021

Wider College Re-Opening

Dear students, employers, parents & carers,

On Monday the Prime Minister outlined his road map to a relaxation of the current lockdown restrictions. I’m very pleased that he announced that from 8th March students can start to return to schools and Colleges. I am sure we all agree that whilst we have done everything we can to provide the very best possible remote learning experience for our students, there is no substitute for face-to-face classroom teaching, particularly in our subject area of Construction and the Built Environment. I would again like to thank all of our teachers, support staff, students, families and employers for their patience, commitment and support through these difficult times.

As part of the return to College the government guidance says that students will take a coronavirus test before they return to classrooms. Colleges have discretion on how to test students in the first week and we are currently working on the logistics.

After an initial program of three tests in College (spaced between 3 and 5 days) students will then be provided with two rapid tests to use each week at home. Only students who have provided consent to be tested will be included. Consent can still be provided by visiting Mass Testing (lcb.ac.uk)

The tests are voluntary however I would strongly urge all students to provide consent for testing to ensure we keep our building and community as safe as possible.

The new guidance also states that staff and students will be asked to wear face coverings in all areas of the College. This will include classrooms and workshops as 2m distancing cannot be guaranteed at all times. These can be provided to students at the College if they do not have their own.

Students will be told by their tutor when they are due to come in to College, so it’s important they check before coming in. Start times are being staggered to avoid large groups coming in at the same time, so it’s important that students arrive on time.

We are also waiting for further information from the government on how assessments will be managed this year – further updates will follow on the website, but for now we are looking forward to getting all students back into the College and focusing on their practical skills development.

Please do check the website or social media for regular updates. Students also need to monitor their emails for further information.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe.

Nikki Davis, Vice Principal

Risk Assessment

You can download and read our latest risk assessment, this is reviewed regularly by the Senior Management Team and updated accordingly.

GCSE Maths - letter to parents & carers

A letter has been sent this week (8th Feb 2021) to parents & carers of all 16-18 students who are undertaking GSCE maths, a copy of the letter can be found here: Maths letter

If you have any questions, please do get in touch via your college tutor or ndavis@lcb.ac.uk