A Happy new year to all students and their families. As we start the new term I am sure everyone will be aware of the current position nationally regarding COVID-19 and the need to take additional precautionary measures to reduce the risk while attending college. These measures will help make us all safer and also help protect our families at home.
Please can I ask you to follow two important pieces of government guidance from the start of the new term on Tuesday 4th January:
Thank you for helping to play your part in keeping everyone at college and your family and friends safe.
Debbie Lavin CBE,
The Isle of Wight College
Further updates will be provided after the 16th August.
Statement from the Isle of Wight College
The college has received additional funding from the government to support students whose learning has been disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The college is using this funding to provide eligible students with additional support in small groups of up to five students, and in exceptional cases up to seven. Where deemed to be in a student’s best interest, one-to-one support may be provided. The support will be provided by suitably trained and experienced college staff, including teachers and learning support staff. The support will be based on an individual assessment of needs and may be in English and maths, and / or vocational subjects.
The college will prioritise support to those students who are potentially most disadvantaged. This will be students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE maths and/or English. As funds permit, support will also be provided for students from economically disadvantaged back ground (students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation) and who have achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE maths and/or English and who would benefit from additional catch-up support. The college will also take into account the needs of students who have a special education needs and disabilities (SEND).
We also continue to have a wide range of resources available to help support your health and well-being during the summer and into the Autumn. Full details of these resources can be found by clicking the relevant links below.