Academic Business Continuity Plan

This business continuity plan sets out the operational procedures to deal with the impact of a major incident, disaster or crisis, where the College may be required to close for a period of one week or more.

Pro Solution User Guides

This is the up to date listing of user guides we have created for ProSolution.web, ProSolution Desktop, ProMonitor and ProView. If you cannot find a guide listed for a process you feel should have one, please email with the details. To get started, click the link below:

Using Google Classroom for Distance Learning

With the continuing response to the Covid-19 virus, and the possibility that colleges such as ESCG may be required to enact partial or full closures as part of the Delay phase, it is important to plan now for how to minimise disruption to our students. All ESCG staff and students beginning this academic year have access to a college Google account, which grants access to the online learning space Google Classroom.

Google Classroom was designed by Google initially as a distance learning platform, but has since evolved into one of the largest learning platforms in the world. While its uses have hone far beyond its initial goal, Google Classroom still makes an excellent alternative to face-to-face tutoring where the latter is not available. Below are some short user guides which will guide you in how to set up, share and use Google Classroom with your students in the event of the college's closure.

IT Guidance

Staff working from home

In the event that there is a need for you to work from home, please click the link below to follow this guidance.

IT Guidance

What can I access?

What can I access on My Personal device with just my home internet connection?

Please download the guide below.

The Leapers Little Guide to...

Working Well from Home Under Lockdown

Working from home and coronavirus.

Let’s see what we can do to help you lighten the load a little.

Health Assured

Employee Assistance Programme

A 24hr helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life's issues or problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

HR Guidance for Staff on Pay

Please note the following advice and guidance relating to the different types of scenario that staff may face over the coming weeks. This is drawn from Government and ACAS guidance.

Management & Campus Support

HR Team - Who to Contact

Support Services

Southdown Peer Support Service

Please see the latest information regarding the Southdown Peer Support Service here:

We recognise that during this challenging time connecting with others is an important part of maintaining positive health and well-being.

As well as supporting current clients, the ESCN Peer Service are also accepting new referrals for 1:1 support. This can be ‘light touch’ , supporting you/clients to manage their mental health and well-being during this challenging time, or more long term support for up to 6-8 weeks.

Support will be provided by a Peer Specialist who draws on their own lived experience and recovery journey to mentor and guide others. The Peer Specialist will enable you/your clients to identify strategies/tools to help manage your mental health and promote recovery and well-being. Where needed, they will also signpost to relevant services.

Support will be provided over the phone, however, our team are also exploring new communication platforms and methods to meet the current needs of the community.

To ease the referral process, we have adapted our current referral form (
click here to download).

Please send completed referral forms to:

For further support/ information about this service please contact Michelle Trunchion (Team Manager) on 07772 613945 or by email at

Online Mutual Aid meetings

Eastbourne Volunteers

Eastbourne Volunteers have launched a telephone befriending service –if you know anyone who needs support get in touch with Helen Burton at

Community Hubs in East Sussex

The contact point where residents of East Sussex can turn if they feel they need some extra help in coping with the effects of coronavirus or if they know someone else who needs help. Click here to download details.

Additional Links/Information

Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The sector-led Oak National Academy has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here: