August 2021

Managing Covid-19 reporting and testing at East Sussex College

Introduction

The government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This marks a new phase in the government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk.

As Covid-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to young people are extremely low, every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September and that vaccines are now being rolled out to 16-18 year olds.

The government’s priority is for us to deliver face-to-face, high quality education to all students. The evidence is clear that being out of education causes significant harm to educational attainment, life chances, mental and physical health.

We are following the latest Department for Education (DfE) guidance who have in turn worked closely with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) to revise their guidance.

If you have any queries or questions then please do email the email address linked to the campus you study at and we will answer these as swiftly as possible:

Eastbourne: COVID.Eastbourne@escg.ac.uk
Lewes and Newhaven: COVID.Lewes@escg.ac.uk
Hastings: COVID.Hastings@escg.ac.uk

All news, updates & Information

15 September 2021

16-19 Tuition Funding – statement of use

East Sussex College has been allocated further funding for the 21/22 Academic Year to meet the ‘catch-up’ needs of students most affected by the disruption of the COVID-19 lock downs.

16th August - 3rd September 2021

Keeping you safe at Enrolment

Important information for enrolment. Please click the link below for details.

10th May 2021

Face Coverings

This week (10th May) the Prime Minister confirmed that students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms and communal areas from Monday 17th May.

Students can continue to wear face coverings if they wish to do so.

All other protective measures such as ventilation and social distancing where possible will remain in place.

Friday 21st May 2021

East Sussex College Update

We have today received news of a confirmed student case of Covid-19 at our East Sussex College Eastbourne campus.

27th April 2021

Teacher Assessed Grades Student and Parent Summary

In summer 2021 and in line with Ofqual guidance, awarding bodies will ask Centres like ESCG to generate a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) for GCSE’s and A Level, and in some vocational courses qualifications. We have been asked to create a comprehensive Centre policy to provide clarity of our approach. A summary is provided below (The full policy can be accessed via our website here).

Thursday 25th March 2021

East Sussex College Update

Today we had a student test positive with a confirmed case of Covid 19 at our Eastbourne campus.

8th March 2021

Getting ready to return to college

A message from Rebecca Conroy, CEO and Principal

23 February 2021

Getting ready to return to college from 8th March 2021 - FAQs

We are getting ready to welcome you back during the week commencing 8th March.

18 January 2021

Ofqual seeking parent and student views on grading for exams and programmes

Ofqual, the exams regulator, is seeking student and parent input into proposed awarding arrangements for GCSE, A Levels and vocational and technical.qualifications.

5th January 2021

Student and parent/carer update

As you will be aware the government announced last night that all schools and colleges should move to online learning from today until the February half term at the earliest.

5th January 2021

UPDATE: Assessments

Given the latest lockdown announcement last night East Sussex College has taken the decision to cancel all Assessments that were due to take place from today.

4th January 2021

Arrangements for the return to college for the January start of term

We are aware that over the break, there has been an upsurge in cases in the local areas. Students should not attend campus unless in specific groups identified below.

11th December 2020

East Sussex College Update

We have today received news of a confirmed student case of Coronavirus at East Sussex College at our Lewes Campus.

2nd December 2020

East Sussex College Update

We have today received news of two confirmed cases of Coronavirus at East Sussex College at our Eastbourne Campus.

25th November 2020

East Sussex College Update

We have today received news of three further confirmed student cases of Coronavirus, two at our Eastbourne Campus and one at our Hastings campus.

23rd November 2020

East Sussex College Update

We have a confirmed case of Coronavirus at our Hastings and at our Eastbourne campuses over the weekend.

20th November 2020

East Sussex College Update

We have a staff confirmed case of Covid 19 at our Hastings campus.

16 November 2020

East Sussex College Update

Three Eastbourne students (one A Level, one BTEC and one Hair & Beauty) have tested positive for COVID 19, but have not been into the campus since the 13th November.

3 November 2020

East Sussex College Update

Following on from yesterday’s email about our approach to the new lockdown measure I wanted to write to you again to outline our progress on planning with some key messages.

2 November 2020

East Sussex College Update

Schools, Colleges, Universities will remain open and I wanted to assure you that we are working on plans to prepare for this once England goes back into lockdown on Thursday.

21 October 2020

East Sussex College Update

We can confirm that a staff member at Lewes delivering English at the campus has tested positive for Coronavirus, and we have informed all of our staff, students, parents and carers about the confirmed case.

30 September 2020

16-19 Tuition Funding – statement of use

East Sussex College has been allocated funding to meet the ‘catch-up’ needs of students most affected by the disruption of the COVID-19 lock down from March- September 2020.

29 September 2020

East Sussex College Update

We can confirm that a student at the Station Plaza Hastings campus of East Sussex College Group has tested positive for Coronavirus, and we have informed all of our staff, students, parents and carers about the confirmed case.

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