With cases of the Covid19 virus on the increase I wanted to take the opportunity to reassure parents that at Tavistock College we continue to monitor the situation and are taking a dynamic approach to this complex and ever-changing picture.
As the situation develops over the coming days and weeks, we will continue to follow the guidelines given to us by Public Health England and the Department for Education. We receive regular notifications from the authorities regarding the status of the virus and the impact it is having. We will communicate any updates or developments to you as they arise.
Should there be an incident of Covid19 at Tavistock College, Public Health England will be informed and this body will direct us in the appropriate action. Should such an outbreak occur one possible instruction will be to close the academy for a period of time.
If a decision was taken to close the academy, this could happen at short-notice. If this is the case we will notify parents and carers via email and the website.
Below is the link to the Public Health England website:
Continuation of Learning in the event of closure
It is important that the students at Tavistock College are not disadvantaged in the event that the school is closed and that learning continues with as little interruption as possible.
In order to facilitate this, staff will set work for students via Class Charts and students will need to complete the work set. Teachers will be available to contact via email during the normal school day – but in the event of multiple similar queries, students may receive a response via Classcharts to the whole class, rather than an individual.
In the event that work has not been set this may be the result of teacher illness.
GCSE and A-Level examinations Summer 2020
Ofqual have advised us that schools and colleges should assume that exams will continue as scheduled. As we get closer to the exams this advice may change. We will of course keep you informed of any developments.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your patience and understanding with this matter.