The College will communicate with all applicants, students and apprentices via their College email or chosen email. All public announcements, such as site closure will also be communicated via this website. Please do not rely on social media or local news for information.
Thank you for your continued patience in these unprecedented and challenging times.
Whilst the College has been made aware of an isolated positive case in the past week, the continuing focus upon maintaining 2m distancing in teaching areas resulted in this requiring only the student to self-isolate, rather than teachers and classmates also, and additional cleaning was undertaken where necessary in potentially contaminated areas. We can all continue to protect ourselves and each other by:
- Maintaining social distancing and the general principles of personal hygiene
- Keeping to limits on the number of people in rooms, and
- Following signage/guidance and not moving furniture from the places in which it has been set out
The College is also continuing to refine its approach to the management of the current pandemic and has introduced a centralised reporting process for staff and students who wish to report positive tests and/or that they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Track & Trace.
You can read more about our Health and Safety measures on the following leaflet: Staying_COVID-19_Secure_in_2020.pdf
The safety and wellbeing of our students, apprentices and staff is at the forefront of any decision we take. We realise that we may need to adapt if the government and Public Health England advice changes and we will be putting plans in place to do this if necessary. We will review this regularly and will only remain open if:
- All Government guidance can be met, in full.
- Individuals, College areas and work tasks have been risk assessed and appropriate mitigation measures are in place.
- Full consultation has taken place.
- The Principal, supported by the Executive Leadership Team and the College Board, authorises the action.
Teaching and Learning
The College continues to offer face to face learning on campus. All students and apprentices also have access to remote classes with teachers available to set work and check learning. The precise electronic mechanisms for delivery and learning will vary between subjects and courses, but they receive regular correspondence from their teachers to provide further information.
Applications remain open online for all courses with admissions staff processing them using our online systems as normal. If you have any questions about an existing application or are not sure what to study and need further information, advice or guidance then please contact us.
Further information on applying for a course can be found at www.lewisham.ac.uk/apply.
The College is still enrolling for courses starting this term. Further information on enrolment can be found at www.lewisham.ac.uk/enrolment.
Exam results 2019/20
To be sure that we keep all of our students and staff safe at this time, we sent results out to current students by post or by providing digital access to results through the exam board websites. Find out more about how to collect your exam results or the exam appeals process by visiting our exams page.
Vulnerable students and children of critical workers
Vulnerable students include those who have a social worker and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans as well as children in need, children who have a child protection plan and those who are looked after by the local authority.
Children of critical workers
A definition of critical workers is contained here:
Further guidance for parents and carers is available here:
International travel and College trips
If you are planning to travel to other countries, please follow Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice and consult Government guidance on your return. Please also inform the College before returning to a College site.
All College trips and visits have been cancelled until further notice.
If you feel unwell
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. Follow the Public Health England advice if you or someone you live with present with symptoms. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
The DfE launched a 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)
You can also find the latest information updates on COVID-19 here.