Letter to Parents/Guardians/Carers
At the beginning of term, learners met their tutors, support staff and the other learners on their course. They found out more about the course content as well as their timetable and how their course will be assessed. Learners were also shown how to access and use the College’s learning platforms including Moodle and Big Blue Button (BBB). As part of their learning programme learners will need to access these platforms from home. Please encourage your son/daughter to share their timetable with you, alongside, their learner profile which will be kept up to date with their targets and progress.
Learners have been asked to read and agree to the following learner agreement and information pack whilst they’re a student at Pembrokeshire College. If students are under 18, you will have received a letter outlining information and support available to parents/carers and students and will have been asked to countersign this agreement and return it to College by Friday 13th November 2020.
Important information about College arrangements and support for learners for Term 1.
As we approach the half term break, we are delighted that your son/daughter has chosen to study at Pembrokeshire College. They will now be fully into their timetable and the measures that have been put in place for Covid-19. Due to Covid-19, social distancing restrictions are in place. During Term 1 learners timetabled learning are a combination of face-to-face sessions in the College, and live online learning from home. These sessions are being monitored for attendance in the same way as face-to-face sessions and non-attendance would affect any EMA/WGLG payments. In order to maintain social distancing, each course group are in a ‘bubble’. When moving around College learners are expected to maintain a two-metre distance from others and wear a face mask/covering (unless there is an evidenced medical reason not to do so).
If the College needs to communicate with learners any matters of College importance either in or out of hours, they will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: If learners feel unwell, or if anyone in your household is showing Covid-19 symptoms, learners should not attend the College but call the absence line on 01437 753 199 or email email@example.com or use the MyDay Learner Hwb, absence should be reported by 9.30am. Likewise, if learners are unwell and are not able to attend an online session, absence should be reported in this way also.
Learners using College transport, have been issued with a bus pass. From the 1st September 2020 the wearing of a face mask or covering has been mandatory on College transport. Please note that the bus drivers will refuse to take on board any learners not wearing a face mask or covering.
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For queries on assistive or special transport please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are several funding options available depending on your circumstances. All information and application forms are available to download from the College website.
For further help or advice, please contact our Learner Finance Support team at email@example.com or telephone 01437 753 134. The Learner Finance office is located on the Haverfordwest Main Campus Room G5.1 and is open during College opening hours.
Additional Learning Needs
If your son/daughter has any additional learning needs that have not been raised with the College during the Admissions or Enrolment process then please contact Sian Thompson, Head of Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding, Health Care Plans and Health Survey
The College takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. The College’s Designated Senior Safeguarding Lead is Maxine Thomas. The Safeguarding team can be contacted via email@example.com or via the safeguarding mobile 07813 546 695. The College is an Operation Encompass College and as such does receive notifications of domestic abuse.
The College Nurse will be in contact with parents/guardians where a learner has disclosed that they may need a Health Care Plan and all learners entering the College will have completed a Health Survey. If you are contacted by the College Nurse to complete a Health Care Plan this must be done immediately and returned to the College via the firstname.lastname@example.org email within 48 hours of receipt. Should a learner feel unwell then the College will contact parents to ask them to collect the learner from the College premises.
Learner Disciplinary Policy
The College has a Learner Disciplinary Policy which is available on the College website. All College learners enrolled at the College have confirmed on enrolment that they agree to abide by this policy. Parents of under 18-year-old learners will be informed of any matters concerning their son/daughter being dealt with under this policy. Please contact the Safeguarding Team on 07813 546 695 if you have any queries or questions regarding this policy, or at any time if you wish to report a concern.
We are delighted that your son/daughter is studying with us, please never hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.