18th 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.

ESC will be reviewing this consultation and responding in the next week and we will share that response in future newsletters.

The approach will use teacher assessments and use a range of evidence to support these judgements.

The announcement also reiterates the need for students to carry on with their learning for the remainder of the academic year as the knowledge, skills and behaviours will stand them in good stead for the next part of their lives.

Please do continue to support your young person to maintain their learning with us, as there may be short assessments students need to complete as part of the grading process.

If you wanted to share your response then please do via:

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Conroy
CEO and Principal

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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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Here are our top 10 top tips for college:

Please take time to read the Returning to College Guide.

  1. Only attend college for lessons or booked slots in libraries or with meetings with staff.
  2. Wash your hands regularly during the day following the posters in toilets.
  3. In addition regularly use the hand sanitiser stations at entrances and in all classrooms.
  4. Work with your teacher to use sanitiser wipes at the start of each session and remain at the same desk during lessons.
  5. Wear face coverings in corridors, coffee shops, refectories and indoor social spaces.
  6. Protective, disposable gloves will be available for all students using practical equipment (ie construction, hair and beauty, art, engineering, motor vehicle, catering, science labs). Please wear them and dispose of them at the end of each session.
  7. Follow the one way systems and maintain social distances wherever possible, including refraining from physical contact e.g. hugging or embracing your friends.
  8. Make sure you have your ID card with you every day. This will help the College 'track and trace' should a further break-out occur.
  9. If you do have COVID symptoms report it immediately and follow the government guidance on self-isolation
  10. Avoid being in large groups of friends and remain vigilent. If something doesn't look right, please tell us.

COVID-19

Reduce the risk

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Download the NHS COVID-19 app today

The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.

The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy.

COVID-19: guidance for education and childcare

Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection