Business as usual for us – with staff and student safety in mind

Published: November 2, 2020

Responding to the Government’s announcement of a new lockdown across England from November 5th, Graham Guest, principal and chief executive of Telford College, said: “It will be business as usual at our college.

“We already have stringent Covid-19 safeguarding systems in place on campus, and a significant proportion of our curriculum is now being delivered remotely.

“For example, all of our adult learning provision is now online with very good attendance, and remote learning accounts for around 40% of the curriculum for our 16-18 year-olds.

“Our priority throughout all of this difficult year has been to get the balance right – keeping disruption to learning to a minimum to protect student achievement, while ensuring the safety of students and staff.”

Mr Guest said he would be meeting with unions and Telford College’s senior managers to canvass their views, and work collectively to ensure staff and students are safe, and able to achieve.

“I have every confidence that our staff and students will continue working in a safe and sensible way.”