29th March 2021

Welcome back to our students!

We have been so impressed with how well students have responded to Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) since our return to on-campus teaching and learning on 8 March. Following the government roadmap, and to continue to keep everyone as safe as possible, we have issued home testing kits to all students who have opted in to testing. Students should continue to test themselves twice a week throughout the Easter break ensuring results are uploaded to the NHS portal against the College’s name and the identifier KMCX. Tutors will be able to issue more home testing kits this week should they be needed.

The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, has written to all young people to thank them for the part they have all played in helping us fight coronavirus. In the letter, the Secretary of State recognises the significant disruption that children and young people have experienced in their education over the past year and the challenges they have faced as a result. The Secretary of State thanks young people for the resilience they have shown and outlines his commitment to supporting them to recover from the pandemic. Read the full letter here.

Teachers have planned an inspiring and challenging term of activity after Easter to ensure all students have the opportunity to develop and learn the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful this year, and progress positively next year. We now have more clarity of how different qualifications will be awarded this year ensuring that no student is at a disadvantage. The various types of evidence students will need to produce forms a key part of next term and therefore it is imperative that students’ attendance is high, and they fully engage in all tasks.

Enjoy the break, stay safe and please continue to comply with the government guidance relating to Covid-19.

Oliver Symons, 

Deputy Principal