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Latest announcements for current students and parents

Latest Information for current students and parents/guardians

Here we will keep you up to date on latest updates and announcements from across The Cornwall College Group.

Learn2Live

  • Road safety is a vital area of education and should be covered by all students.  We are planning a range of activities and awareness events over the academic year across all our campuses and with all students. 
  • On 21st September, a ‘Learn2Live’ road safety presentation will take place on our Bicton campus for all our Bicton students.  Please see the attached letter for more information.
  • Further campus based events will take place on other campuses through our tutorial activities before Christmas and further reinforced after Christmas.
  • Please see the attached details of the Learn2Live campaign and road safety for more information.

Pop-Up Vaccination Service:

The NHS are providing a pop-up vaccination hub at some of our campuses to enable walk-in vaccinations for students aged 16 and over.  This will be offering the Pfizer vaccine only but can be for the first or second dose.

Students aged 16 or over who are not considered vulnerable, do not require parental consent so we want to make parents aware of this service.  Students will be required to show their college ID to access this service and prove their age. 

We will be asking that all students with an EHCP are specifically advised about the service and the need to chat to parents / carers to get agreement before considering a vaccination.  However, we will not be providing advice or recommendations to any student and provision of the pop-up vaccination site is offered solely by the NHS. 

Details of when the service is on offer is available below.

  • St Austell: 20th September, 10am – 2pm
  • Stoke Climsland: 27th September, 10am – 2pm
  • Camborne: 28th September, 10am – 2pm
  • Bicton: Coming soon – likely to be early October

Safeguarding

Support is available for our students to ensure that they are safe.  Students can talk to a teacher or support in class or an Engagement and Progression Officer if they have a safety or wellbeing concern and we can help.  They can also email safe@cornwall.ac.uk during normal college hours. 

If there is an immediate risk of harm or abuse, or you need support out of hours,  then please refer directly to the police on 101 or 999 or local authority safeguarding teams.

Our full safeguarding policy is available here: https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Safeguarding-and-Child-Protection-Policy-v2.pdf

Supporting Mental Health

Check out this helpful guide on well-being for young people (click here).  We also offer a range of support via our Student Experience Team on campus and remotely for the safety and wellbeing of our students.  Students can also independently access an online space on Moodle with an extensive range of links, guidance and resources to support positive mental health.

Being Safe Online

We continually undertake activities and provide resources on our campuses aimed at helping our students to be safe online, as well as in the wider community.  To support this, you will find these resources useful:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online