Dear Parents of Year 10 and 12

Dear Parents of Year 10 and 12,

Further to my email last week outlining the provision that will be in place from the 15th June to support students in Year 10 and 12 with their home learning. Today I am able to share with you more detail of the nature of this provision.

Year 10

In order to minimise the number of students on site and therefore reduce social mixing, from next week we will be able to welcome two tutor groups per day on site. Unfortunately, if a student arrives on a day that is different to those listed below they will need to return home:


Monday: 10KM and 10MM

Tuesday: 10EP and 10AF

Wednesday: 10RW and 10VC

Thursday: 10MEM and 10SB

Friday: 10KS and 10KF


These days will remain the same until government guidance on secondary school opening changes (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-schools-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-secondary-schools)

The timetable and structure for the day is as follows:

Week beginning 15/6 22/6 29/6
8.45am – 9.00am Pastoral session
Session 1
9.00am – 10.45am
English Maths Science
10.45am – 11.00am Break
Session 2
11.00am – 12.45pm
Option A subjects Option B subjects Option D subjects
12.45pm – 1.15pm Lunch
Session 3
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Science Option C Humanities English


We will continually evaluate the provision on offer and may have to make changes based on staffing availability and government guidance. Mrs Everitt will be in touch later this week with details of the specific lessons each student will be undertaking and their location. Students will also be notified which bubble group they will be in each week and what this means for the areas of the college they will be able to go.

Year 12

Face to face support for Year 12 students will come in the form of 4 hour lessons. Each student will follow a bespoke timetable that will be provided by Mrs French later this week.

As stated in government guidelines (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june), schools and colleges are required to produce a risk assessment prior to opening. The risk assessment for Bideford College can be found at https://bidefordcollege.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/BC-RA-COVID_19-reviewed-7_6_20-website.pdf

It will be reviewed weekly and updated on the website. It is important that parents and carers are aware of what is being put in place at the college to keep students, staff and our wider community safe.

Details of further changes to policies, the layout of the building and SEN support will be communicated by the college leadership team throughout the week.

Best wishes

Dr C Ankers


Bideford College

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