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Latest information relating to Coronavirus

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8th June - Letter to parents & guardians of level 3 first year returning students
13th May - Letter to parents & guardians
12th May - Latest message to students
24th April - Letter to students & parent/guardians

Lessons will resume for all students from Wednesday 8th September. Students will receive their timetable during their induction day on either Monday 7th or Tuesday 8th September. Current students will be told of their induction day towards the end of August and new students will be told at  their enrolment appointment. 

We will be following the UK Government guidance to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Contact enquiries@sfx.ac.uk with any queries and your email will be forwarded to the relevant department. For enquiries relating to admissions, contact admissions@sfx.ac.uk.

College Partial Reopening from 15th June

Measures are in place to ensure the safety of students and staff, including:
  • Temperatures screened on arrival
  • Hands sanitised on arrival
  • Disposable masks and gloves provided as required
  • An overall reduction in the number of people in the college
  • A one-way route and social distancing in place throughout the college
  • Frequent cleaning of all areas, with class rooms cleaned in-between lessons
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Examinations/Higher Education Applications
The government have released further details on how grades will be awarded.  Schools and colleges are being asked to "make a fair and objective judgement of the grade they believe a student would have achieved had they sat their exam this year". Teachers will take into account class work, home work, mock results, non-exam assessments and any other record of performance before submitting a students grade to the exam board. Exam boards will standardise the judgements once grades have been submitted, so it is possible the grade submitted to the exam board will change. These grades will be equal to grades awarded in previous years, and universities are expected to be flexible in line with the new grading system.
 
Students who disagree with their final grade will be allowed to sit an exams early in the 2020/21 academic year. 

Helpline
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Mental Health and Wellbeing
We are aware that the spread and impact of the virus is a cause of anxiety and uncertainty. For those affected, these resources from Mind and the World Health Organisation might be both informative and reassuring.