Statement from the Principals of Eastleigh College and Southampton City College.
Statement from the Principals of Eastleigh College and Southampton City College:
Eastleigh College and Southampton City College have received news that our request for funding from the Government to support the planned merger has not been approved.
Whilst this decision is disappointing for both parties, it will not impact either college’s mission to continue delivering quality educational outcomes.
We put our students at the heart of all we do and will continue to do so as we move forward. We would like to reassure students, staff and parents that this decision will not affect the delivery of any of our courses and the Government has assured us it is committed to ensuring further education provision in Southampton.
Dr Jan Edrich, Principal, Eastleigh College
Sarah Stannard, Principal, Southampton City College
Eastleigh College Confirms COVID-19 Cases
At midday on Thursday 19 November we were made aware of eight confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst College learners. Based on the information supplied in seven of these cases there has been possible transmission linked to attendance at the College. In addition two staff members are required to self-isolate whilst seeking tests. Through our seating and group plans we have been able to quickly identify any learner(s) who were in proximity to the affected learners and all identified learners have been contacted in advance of this information being posted online and through social media. The College has also made contact with the parents, guardians or carers of these individuals where they are under 18, or under 25 and have an Education Health and Care Plan. Read more.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.