NOTIFICATION OF STUDY PROGRAMME REOPENING 9TH MARCH 2021 

Following the government announcement, Green Labyrinth Study Programme will be reopening to ALL learners on Tuesday 9th March. We understand this is a concerning time for everybody and below we hope to answer any questions you may have. 

Why are you not open on Monday 8th March?

We are delaying our start date a day to ensure all our staff (including those returning from furlough) receive the necessary information and training to be prepared for learners’ return. We will also take this time to run through safety checks of the building.

When will I get my timetable?

You will receive your timetable by Friday 5th March via email. You may have some small changes to your timetable due to staff changes and following Covid guidance. Please note that the Rec Room is now open again for socially distanced breaks and free lessons. If you have not received it, please email studyp@greenlabyrinth.uk as soon as possible.

Your timetable will run from Tues 9th March - Wednesday 31st March. Thurs 1st April is a staff training day

I have a work placement as part of my college studies. Will this restart?

All Supported Internship and Traineeship learners will be contacted individually regarding their work placement. We aim to have all work placement learners back with their employers when it is safe to do so.

Do I still have exams?

GCSE exams are cancelled and grades will be calculated by tutors using classwork and mock exams. These are called TAGs - Tutor Assessed Grades. Your GCSE will be considered a full qualification.

Personal Development for Employability and Functional Skills are continuing to be assessed as normal. It is important that you attend all of your lessons and complete classwork to be ready for your Functional Skills exams and attain your qualifications. 

What precautions is college taking in line with Covid guidance?

Green Labyrinth Training is following Government guidance. The safety of our learners and staff is the most important factor in providing our service.

With the advice from the government and W.H.O (World Health Organization) on the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing gives us the best chance at slowing down the spread of the virus. When you arrive at college:

  • you must wear a mask or wear your mask exemption lanyard

  • your temperature will be taken 

  • you will be asked to anti-bac or wash your hands

  • you are expected to wear masks in common areas

  • you are reminded to keep 2m distance at all times

PPE will be provided if you need. We have also installed CCTV inside and outside the building to ensure everyone’s safety.

Will I be tested for Covid at college?

Because Green Labyrinth is an Independent Training Provider, we will receive test kits from April so there will be no testing on the college site from 9th March. You can order your own home testing kits from this link.

Can I choose to continue online learning?

No. Online learning is only an option for learners who are shielding or self-isolating. If a member of your household is shielding, you are still required to attend your lessons on site and follow social distancing guidelines. If you have any concerns about attending college for your lessons, email mentors@greenlabyrinth.uk

Will attendance be monitored?

Registers will be taken for all lessons and the Attendance Policy followed as normal. Learners are required to attend a minimum of 85% of their lessons. 

You will receive a text message if you have failed to attend a lesson. Attendance will be analysed every Friday to make sure we have heard from you and that you are safe! Parents & carers will be informed if there are any concerns.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend by contacting studyp@greenlabyrinth.uk or 07914669397.

What if I am unwell?

It is important to follow government guidelines and stay inside your home. Do continue to attend online lessons if you are self-isolating. Please let us know you are unwell by contacting studyp@greenlabyrinth.uk or 07914669397.

It is very important that you follow self-isolation rules if you develop symptoms. Do not come to the college building if you have any of these symptoms:

  • a high temperature

  • a new continuous cough

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Do not come to college if you or someone in your household tests positive for Covid-19. You must isolate for a minimum of 10 days.

I’m worried about not having any support from Green Labyrinth

If you want to talk to someone please ask a staff member when you are at college or call us on 07914669397 or 01793 236245 or email us on studyp@greenlabyrinth.uk. For the most up-to-date information, please check our website www.greenlabyrinth.co.uk

Your mentor meetings will start again from Tues 9th March. Please note that you will be required to wear a mask for your mentor meetings. 

If I am entitled, will I still receive my bursary?

If you are entitled to Free School Meals, your latest payment is up to and including Friday 12th March. Packed lunches and snacks will be provided on site from Monday 15th March. 

Safeguarding

Your safety is extremely important to us. If we have not heard from you, we will continue to contact you and your parent or guardian to ensure you are safe. 

If you have a concern that may put you at any risk, please call 07914669397 or 01793 236245 or email safeguarding@greenlabyrinth.uk. All calls and emails will be answered between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Your tutors will also pass any concerns to the safeguarding team.

If you are in immediate danger please contact the emergency services on 999. 

If you feel anxious or distressed at anytime, here are some websites which can help:

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

www.kooth.com

www.samaritans.org

www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme

Face-to-face meetings are restarting at set times over the week. You can call Nick and Emma on 07914670448 or email them at bboteam@greenlabyrinth.uk for more details. 

We hope this has answered your questions. Please contact us to discuss any support you require for your return to college. The classroom is the best place for you to be, and we cannot wait to welcome you back next week!

Rayanne Ordette 

Study Programme Head

Laura Frankham-Gething

Head of ALS and DSL

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