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.

The student has been required to self-isolate and any potential students that who may have had prolonged contact with the individual have been informed and advised to study from home and self-Isolate.

Any news of a confirmed Covid-19 case can be concerning, and we are working closely with Public Health England to monitor the situation and take the required actions to further protect and reduce the opportunity of spreading COVID 19 to any others.

The campus will remain open so that students can attend lessons. We are continuing to encourage students and staff to follow our safety and hygiene procedures so that we can reduce the spread of the virus.

Top Tips

  1. Please wear your face covering. One thing that has been made really clear from the government is that face coverings will be compulsory when at college. This includes all corridors and communal areas AS WELL AS in classrooms and workshops.
  2. Promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach. Alongside face coverings, you should keep up with good hygiene practices. This includes coughing and sneezing into a tissue, putting it in the bin, and washing your hands afterwards.
  3. Wash your hands regularly. Please wash your hands regularly throughout the day and use hand sanitiser. We've got several hand sanitising stations across all of our campuses.
  4. Keep your space. Practising good social distancing is still really important while at college. You should avoid close, prolonged, face-to-face contact with anyone during and outside of lessons.
  5. Wear layers. Good ventilation reduces the concentration of the virus. Therefore, we will be keeping our indoor spaces well ventilated and off. So, make sure you wear something warm while in lessons and moving around campus.
  6. Be patient and work with us. There will be new measures in place when we return to college, including Covid testing during the first few weeks. Please be patient and work with us as we administer these tests.
  7. Try to bring a packed lunch. You can still buy lunch and snacks from our canteens, but we will only be operating a takeaway service, with limited seating. If you can, bring your own food and drinks from home and enjoy a break outside. As long as it isn't raining, of course!
  8. Enjoy some fresh air. Try to get out into our outdoor spaces between lessons for some fresh air. This will help to prevent the spread of the virus and give your brain a bit of a boost during the day.
  9. Enjoy learning again. Being back at college is great for your mental health. But we still need you to be vigilant and responsible for minimising the spread of virus.
  10. Don't come to college if you have COVID symptoms. If you feel unwell and have symptoms of Covid-19, report it immediately and follow the stay-at-home guidance.

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All news, updates & Information

8th March 2021

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A message from Rebecca Conroy, CEO and Principal

23 February 2021

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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

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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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