Coronavirus Update

newly updated IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Response to government announcement 5th January

Following the government’s latest guidance, the College will be moving to online learning from Tuesday 5 January.

All students will be contacted to ensure they continue to receive the highest standard of education during this latest lockdown.

The College will remain open to vulnerable young people and children of key workers and contact will be made with you for such arrangements.

The College bus services (from Chorley and Leigh) have been suspended during the lockdown period. All vulnerable young people and children of key workers attending College can collect a free bus pass from reception for use on public transport if required.

The pages within this section of the website will be updated as we receive further updates from the Department for Education and Awarding Bodies.

Message from the Principal - January Examination Arrangements

Following the announcement last night of another national lockdown, the closure of onsite learning for schools and colleges and the cancellation of summer exams, we have taken the decision to cancel on-site January examinations including controlled assessments. This decision has not been taken lightly but has been necessary as we do not believe that we can safely conduct large scale examination sessions under the current circumstances. The safety of our students and staff is our priority.

We are however continuing to deliver your course on-line as we work with you towards achieving your qualification. Assessment requirements will change and as we receive information from awarding bodies we will update you. We are developing plans to extend our online delivery beyond the 18th January, as originally planned, and will keep you updated as to any further changes through your course tutors, the dedicated area on the college website and email.

This is a hugely challenging time for all our students and full pastoral support will continue as part of your programme. If you are experiencing difficulties of any kind please do not hesitate to contact a member of your teaching team, Head of Studies or a member of the safeguarding team (safeguardingteam@wigan-leigh.ac.uk)

Anna Dawe – Principal


If you feel ill

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) are:-

  • A new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

If you have any of the symptoms above you should not attend College and self-isolate at home.

Visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest guidance.

Information on NHS Test and Trace can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

STAYING SAFE AT COLLEGE

We have put together the leaflet below to provide guidance and reassurance for students and parents.