“The Prime Minister has today announced that a new national lockdown will come into force at 00:01 on Wednesday 6 January. All students will learn remotely until February half term. In these circumstances, we do not think it is possible for exams to go ahead fairly this summer. The Secretary of State for Education will be asking Ofqual to consult rapidly on an approach for alternative arrangements that will allow students to progress fairly.” DfE
In response to the National Lockdown, Harrison College will continue to support all of our students through a comprehensive timetable of remote live lessons and virtual learning, welfare calls and home visits.
All live lessons will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and these will be recorded if any students struggle to access the lessons at the scheduled time. All lesson resources, assignments and assessed tasks will be shared via the online classroom and also in SharePoint. Student should also continue to use all the virtual learning platforms that are used in College which can be found here: Students
Harrison College System of Controls: Protective Measures
Harrison College has been de-contaminated and sanitised by Harrison Facilities Management. This was carried out and a certificate of completion can be viewed on request.
Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school
Ensuring that students, staff and other adults do not come into the college if they have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or have tested positive in the last 7 days, and ensuring anyone developing those symptoms during the college day is sent home, are essential actions to reduce the risk in schools and further drive down transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
All staff, students and visitors (if essential) will have a compulsory temperature check when entering the building.
Clean their hands on arrival at the setting, before and after eating, and after sneezing or coughing
Are encouraged not to touch their mouth, eyes and nose
Use a tissue or elbow to cough or sneeze and use bins for tissue waste (‘catch it, bin it, kill it’)
Ensure that bins for tissues are emptied throughout the day
Where possible, all spaces should be well ventilated using natural ventilation (opening windows) or ventilation units
Prop doors open, where safe to do so (bearing in mind fire safety and safeguarding), to limit use of door handles and aid ventilation
All students will be issued with their own bottle of hand sanitiser
Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
Introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
Toilets will be allocated to students and staff to minimise cross contamination. Signage is posted around the college and also disinfectant wipes and provided in each toilet and instructions are available to explain how to clean the taps, sink, toilet handle and seat and dispose in the bin
All teacher workstations and reception are provided with spray on and leave disinfectant which will be done 3 times per day, on top of the usual cleaning routine, targeting heavy use areas such as door handles, desks and chairs
The learning environment will be sanitised weekly using an aerosol; Sanigone. Sanigone is a highly effective sanitiser and disinfectant product which kills 99.99% of ALL enveloped coronaviruses in an enclosed space and can last for up to 7 days. SANIGONE is certified with three British Standards of testing and authentication: BS EN 14476, BS EN 1276 and BS EN 1650.
Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible
Reduce the use of shared resources:
By limiting the amount of shared resources that are taken home and limit exchange of take-home resources between young people and staff. Students will use their allocated laptops and this will be labelled with their name along with the battery charger. Laptops will be cleaned at the start of each day in College.
By seeking to prevent the sharing of stationery and other equipment where possible. Shared materials and surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected more frequently
Students will sit at an allocated desk, keeping groups to a maximum of 8. Folders and stationery will be allocated to each student and cleaned at the end of each day and will only be used by the same student each day.
Response to Infection
Engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
Staff members and parents/carers understand that they will need to be ready and willing to:
book a test if they are displaying symptoms. Staff and students must not come into the college if they have symptoms, and must be sent home to self-isolate if they develop them in college.
provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with if they were to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or if asked by NHS Test & Trace
self-isolate if they have been in close contact with someone who develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or someone who tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)
Anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can and should get a test. Tests can be booked online through the NHS testing and tracing for coronavirus website, or ordered by telephone via NHS 119 for those without access to the internet. Essential workers, which includes anyone involved in education or childcare, have priority access to testing.
We will ask parents/ carers and staff to inform us immediately of the results of a test:
if someone tests negative, if they feel well and no longer have symptoms similar to coronavirus (COVID-19), they can stop self-isolating. They could still have another virus, such as a cold or flu – in which case it is still best to avoid contact with other people until they are better. Other members of their household can stop self-isolating.