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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.

Face Coverings on Campus

As part of the government’s move to Step 3 of the roadmap, from Monday 17 May, new advice applies to the use of face coverings by staff, pupils and students in colleges in England.

  • Face coverings will no longer be required for students in classrooms or communal areas at college.
  • Face coverings will also no longer be required for staff in classrooms.
  • We continue to recommend that face coverings should be worn by staff and visitors in situations outside of classrooms where social distancing is not possible (for example, when moving around in corridors and communal areas).
  • Face coverings are still required when travelling to and from college if using either college transport or public transport. Any learners who refuse to wear a face covering and who are not exempt*, will follow the college’s disciplinary process. *Please talk to a member of the transport team or an Engagement and Progression Officer on campus if you are exempt and require the exemption pass.

Information on exam results

In most cases, students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers.  This will be informed by course work, internal exams and / or practical assessments.

Exams and assessments may continue where they are needed for students to demonstrate the necessary professional standard in an occupation.

Course teachers can advise on the specific assessment processes being used for their subject.

The ‘Determining Teacher Assessed Grades Policy’ will ensure that assessed grades are determined fairly, consistently and are free from bias. This is available here: https://insight.cornwall.ac.uk/Interact/Pages/Content/Document.aspx?id=4246&SearchId=145919 Make this available on the website

Teachers will not be able to share teacher assessed grades or overall grades to students at the end of the course as these will be confirmed by the awarding organisations.

Exam boards will also conduct their own checks, through a combination of random sampling and more targeted scrutiny where they identify cause for concern.

Every student will have the right to appeal their grade.

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