Coronavirus Update

Eastleigh College has moved to online learning, as such campuses are closed to the vast majority of learners. The College remains open (including over the Easter holiday period) for 16-18 learners of key workers, and those learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). However, for both categories, learners are asked to stay at home where it is safe to do so. Consistent with public health advice, learners and staff are asked to follow public health guidance and the steps outlined via the 'read more' button.

 

Coronavirus Update

 

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED AT 1500 ON THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2020.

Consistent with public health advice, learners and staff are asked to follow the public health guidance linked here and NHS guidance linked here.

The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and the College continues to keep up to date with government advice. Our priority is the wellbeing of our learners, staff and our community. We will make decisions following the advice of Public Health England and take any actions we can to minimise the risk of infection amongst our learners, staff and our community.

The College has moved to online learning and remains open (including over the Easter holiday period) for 16-18 learners of key workers, and those learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). However, for both categories, learners are asked to stay at home where it is safe to do so. If not able to be safely cared for at home the following groups will be able to attend the college for five days per week and receive £5 per day for breakfast and lunch in the College canteen. Learners should attend college from 0830 to 1500.

  • Parent / carer is key worker as listed here
  • Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), ages 16-24.
  • Bursary recipient.
  • Fully subsidised bus pass recipient.
  • Free meals recipient.
  • Refugee or asylum seeker.
  • Apprentice earning below the April 2020 18 to 20 year old NMW of £6.45, or made redundant.
  • Child protection plan.
  • Looked after or care leaver.
  • Supported by social worker.
  • College safeguarding referral in 2019/20.
  • College safeguarding referral from Monday 23 March.

Daily the above groups of learners will be carefully and safely managed through an attendance management process in the main hall between 0830 to 1000. The College will not allow entry to learners not in the above groups.

During this period of online learning we are maintaining our high standards of safeguarding through the established safeguarding phone which can be contacted 24/7 via 07535 056856. Learners who have any issue connecting to their online learning should call 023 8091 1000.

College opening hours (Chestnut Avenue campus) are below. Please note that the Winchester campus (College House and the Hive) is indefinitely closed.

  • College campus 0830-1700 Monday to Thursday, and 0830-1630 Friday.
  • Canteen 0830 – 1400.

Please also note that from Monday 23 March all external exams have been cancelled indefinitely. Further details are available here. The College is working closely with examination and awarding bodies and will communicate specific details as and when they become available.

Learners who have questions or concerns should speak with their tutor, assessor, learning mentor or officer in the first instance. But please recognise and understand that despite being very well briefed College staff will not always have a definitive answer to every question posed. This webpage will be kept updated regularly and will seek to provide clarity and reassurance.

Support for all College applicants

 

Eastleigh College recognises that the exam and assessment changes this summer will have caused uncertainty for applicants, their families, schools and future employers. The College is wholly committed to ensuring that no student or apprentice will be disadvantaged as a result of the exam and assessment changes and we will work with every individual to ensure transition to college is as smooth as possible.

For those yet to apply, or yet to be interviewed staff will ask to see your year 10 and year 11 reports, mock results and any GCSE or vocational courses already completed to inform decisions about all course, and apprenticeship offers. Please note our applications process remains fully operational and interviews will be conducted via phone, or Microsoft Teams. Contact details for any enquiry are available on our website and applications can be made here. .

This page will be updated as required.