Information for Parents/ Guardians of Newcastle College Students
Update: Thursday 17 September 2020
New restrictions for the North East have been announced and will come into effect from midnight tonight. These restrictions do not affect places of education and Newcastle College will remain open for learners. Parents and guardians can read an Open Letter from the Principal in response to these restrictions here.
Safety on Campus
Newcastle College has now reopened its doors to new and returning students and it's great to be back! We've been busy making extensive changes to our campus and to the way our teaching and learning works to help keep our campus a safe place to learn for everybody.
We're confident that we have taken all of the possible precautions that we can and we ask that as part of our community, our students play their part by reading all of the safety information provided and following the rules that we have put in place.
The key rules that students will need to follow include:
- follow the one-way systems in place on campus
- wear a face covering on campus
- maintain a safe distance from others
- do not smoke on campus
- wash and sanitise hands regularly
We have contacted both new and returning students with all of the information they'll need for their return to campus, but we understand that as parents and guardians you will also be keen to understand the changes that we've made to keep our students safe. Student information can be found on a dedicated page here.
Please read the information and FAQs on these pages as this includes everything you need to know about changes to campus and some of the rules we'll be asking our students (along with all of our staff and visitors) to follow. We will be updating the information based on guidance from the government as and when we receive it.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about your child's return to campus, you should consult with their programme leader or course tutor in the first instance, as they will be able to provide the right support.
As students will continue to spend time learning from home, they can access advice and support in our Remote Learning hub which we will continue to update as we develop more resources in the coming weeks.
The video below shows some of the changes that students can expect to find on campus, but we have also put together safety tours of a number of our buildings to help students get familiar with how these changes will affect them.