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Now that students have enrolled for the coming academic year at Bath College, we have put together a brief overview of how we are handling the new term amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. We will, of course, be giving you lots more information in the run up to the start of term but in the meantime, these are the measures Bath College has taken to help minimise the risk of Coronavirus and keep students and staff safe.

College Campuses

One-way systems: Both our City Centre and Somer Valley Campuses will have one-way systems so that staff and students are able to move around the College safely when they are on site.
Face coverings: We will be supplying each learner a washable face covering to use when they are travelling to and from College and a small hand sanitiser bottle. We will not be asking students to wear face coverings at College unless the Government’s guidance to schools and colleges changes.
Hand sanitiser: Ensuring there are sufficient supplies of hand sanitiser at key points at both campuses and in each classroom and workshop.
Staggering start and finish times: so that students and staff can safely move around the College.
Additional cleaning: to ensure that we minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Lessons: Most courses are likely to have combination of face to face and online learning for at least the first term. There may be funds available for students eligible for bursaries to access IT to enable them to do this. On the week commencing the 17th August, we will begin to send out more specific information on what your young persons lessons will look like as well as key dates to remember.
Class sizes: Will be smaller than usual and will be dictated by the room size and how we can follow social distancing guidelines.
Student bubbles: We will be keeping students in ‘bubbles’ with their classmates where possible.
Social space: We will need to minimise the number of students in our social spaces so there will be less available for the first term.

Student Support

Safeguarding and welfare: Despite restrictions on us during this time, we are committed to keeping up our excellent student support and will be amending our safeguarding and welfare processes in order to take into account blended learning.
Student bursaries such as free college meals and transport assistance are still available for those who qualify so please contact our Student Advice Centre on info@bathcollege.ac.uk if you need further information.
We will be back in touch between now and the start of term with a lot more information for you but if you would like to ask us any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jayne Davis, Deputy Principal and Jon Domaille, Assistant Principal – Learner Journey & Customer Relations at closure@bathcollege.ac.uk. This will be monitored from Wednesday 12th August 2020 onwards.
We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.

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