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National Lockdown: "It's vital to focus on your course"

11th January 2021

National Lockdown: "It's vital to focus on your course"

A message from the Principal:

I know that some of you will have been revising and preparing for your exam or controlled assessment which is due to take place this month and you might be confused by some of the national messages about whether or not these will go ahead.

We have taken the decision this morning (Tuesday 5 January) to provide clarity for you in these uncertain times, that exams and controlled assessments will not go ahead at City College Norwich, Easton College or Paston College during the national lockdown.

I realise that this is very short notice for some of you however, I don’t think it is fair to ask you to come to college to sit these exams whilst a variant of the virus, which is up to 70% more transmissible is prevalent.  The fact that many of you have some distance to travel on public transport and would then sit in a room with many of your peers is too much of a risk to take.

We will ensure that you are not disadvantaged by this decision and I will be in touch as soon as we have more information about how exams will be awarded this year.  This decision has been taken with your best interests at heart and whilst it might be disappointing for some of you, others no doubt will be relieved.

Corrienne Peasgood OBE
Principal


Online learning until February

Following the announcement on 4th January of a National Lockdown, for the vast majority of students (further education, higher education and apprentices) all learning will be online until Monday 22nd February 2021 (after February Half Term).


Inclusive Learning

Our Inclusive Learning tutors have been contacting students, and their parents/carers, to outline plans for students’ continued learning. In addition, we will be contacting all parents/carers of students in Inclusive Learning with an email giving key information to assist you during this period of remote learning.  

Tutors will be the primary point of contact for students, parents, and carers, if you have any questions about any aspect of their learning at this time. 


SEND Support

Our course tutors throughout the college are making sure that students who receive support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities will continue to get the support they need whilst learning remotely.   

If you have any queries relating to SEND support during this period of remote learning, please contact SEN@ccn.ac.uk 


College Nursery

The College Nursery will remain open.


This page will be updated with further information as soon as we have it.

Please continue to check your College email regularly for further information specific to your course.