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Coronavirus information

The below websites contain the latest advice on coronavirus:

Up-to-date information can be found at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Public Health England will continue to update their information, which can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

The Department for Education (DFE) has launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline service for the education sector including staff, parents, carers and young people. Details are:

Telephone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am-6pm (Monday-Friday)

Further useful documents can be found below:

Orchard Hill College frequently asked questions

Orchard Hill College how we are keeping everyone safe

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – January 2022

Beyond Words – Coping with Coronavirus resources 

How to do a COVID-19 Self Test (rapid antigen test) – video 

How to do a Lateral Flow Device test – video demonstration

Easy Read – How to test yourself for Covid-19

Mencap’s easy read guidance 

NHS – How to get tested poster

Guidance from Department for Education on full opening of specialist settings 

Information & resources on coronavirus in accessible formats 

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – 3rd March 2021

Social story for students – coming back to college – March 2021

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – extra days offer – February 2021

Information on rapid testing at Orchard Hill College – January 2021

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – 4th January 2021

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – 5th November 2020

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – 28th September 2020

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – 1st September 2020

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – May 2020

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – March 2020

16-19 tuition fund

Orchard Hill College (OHC) is in receipt of the 16-19 tuition fund, we will be using this funding to support students who have an Education Health and Care Plan to transition back into the college. We will do this by delivering a recovery curriculum on a one to one basis to ensure our students can successfully transition back to full time learning. In addition we will be working with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that resources are bespoke to each individual student. The recovery curriculum has been carefully designed to support our students to catch up on areas of learning they may have missed and to re-establish their learning routines at college. This approach will be individualised to each student but may include increased one to one support, additional induction and transition sessions or increased access to digital resources. The fund will also enable us to provide the following services to the students; counselling, drama therapy, music therapy and welfare officers in each college centre.

 

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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