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Places are still available on our Supported Internship starting in September 2021, in partnership with London Borough of Sutton.

Click here for details and how to apply.

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

Please help us in combating the spread of this virus by immediately notifying us, via your Head of Centre, if you or any members of your family have travelled to, or been in contact with anyone who has travelled in the last 14 days to any of the areas listed here:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk

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 – March 2020

Letter sent to students, parents/carers – May 2020

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

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

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

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

Information on rapid testing at Orchard Hill College – January 2021

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

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

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

Information & resources on coronavirus in accessible formats 

Guidance from Department for Education on full opening of specialist settings 

NHS – How to get tested poster

Mencap’s easy read guidance 

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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Student artwork in Art Insania Gallery!

Our students Expressive Art is being exhibited in ‘Art Insania’ Art Gallery in Cheam!! We are so pleased to see the artwork up in a local gallery and could not be prouder of our students. Please go and check out …

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Residential trip to Center Parcs

Students and staff were thrilled to go on a residential trip to Center Parcs in Woburn Forest. The trip was part of the Recovery curriculum which has been created to support students to settle back into college after a difficult …

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Awards celebrations!

Last week students across all centres celebrated their achievements over the last year. Every centre hosted an Awards Ceremony and students were presented with their individual certificates. Those students that are leaving college also received a yearbook and a leavers …

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Special visitors

VPC students and staff were delighted to welcome Sutton Police to the centre. The Police came to speak to the students about personal safety and what they are doing to combat hate crime against vulnerable people in our local community. …

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