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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.


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

Results and Higher Education Applications
  • A level & Level 3 results will be released on Thursday 13th August.
  • GCSE and Level 2 results will be released on Thursday 20th August.
Students will be sent their results in an email to their college address on the day they are released. If you do not have access to your college email account, contact the IT department by emailing IThelpdesk@sfx.ac.uk.The hard copy of the results will be sent by first class mail to students home address on the day they are released, so should arrive the following day.
 
The government have released details on how grades will be awarded.  Schools and colleges have been 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 have taken 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 then standardised the judgements once grades were submitted, so it is possible the grade submitted by the college 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.