For reference only – Latest Government Advice

By |2020-12-04T16:38:05+00:00December 1st, 2020|

The link below will take you to a letter from Health Secretary Matt Hancock and, for your reference, contains the latest advice and information regarding Coronavirus as we enter Tier 3 restrictions. It contains advice for the clinically vulnerable, as well as advice for the festive period. It also explains what the restrictions mean

Coronavirus/COVID Update

By |2020-12-04T16:32:27+00:00December 1st, 2020|

As you will be aware, Tonbridge has been placed into Tier 3 when the national coronavirus lockdown restrictions end on December 2nd.  As a result we have received updated guidance from the Department for Education: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-in-education/face-coverings-in-education#where-local-restriction-tiers-apply We endeavour to follow all Government and related Coronavirus  advice. Consequently, from December 2nd 2020 please be aware that

Coronavirus/COVID Update 30 November 2020

By |2020-11-30T13:17:24+00:00November 30th, 2020|

We have had confirmation that a member of our staff is having to self-isolate after a member of their support bubble tested positive for Coronavirus over the weekend. The staff member was contacted through the Government’s track and trace system. We have consulted with Public Health England and as the staff member is not showing

Coronavirus/COVID Update – 11th November 2020

By |2020-11-12T08:29:44+00:00November 11th, 2020|

We now have the first instance of one of our learners testing positive for Covid-19. The learner was isolated and tested on 09.11.2020 as a result of a family member testing positive, and the learner has now had a positive result. Upon discussion with the family we have identified that the young person potentially started

Coronavirus/COVID Update – 9 November 2020

By |2020-11-11T13:34:55+00:00November 9th, 2020|

On November 5th the Government included young people with Downs Syndrome to the extremely clinically vulnerable group. This means that they have been classed as at higher risk from coronavirus. The decision has been agreed across all four nations of the UK by their Chief Medical Officers. People who are in the clinically extremely vulnerable

Coronavirus/COVID Further Update – 2 November 2020

By |2020-11-11T13:35:28+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

We have had confirmation that a member of our staff has tested positive for Covid-19. The test was taken on October 31st as a result of contact from the Government Test and Trace service.  It is believed that the infection came via a relative. Our colleague is already in self isolation at home and as

Coronavirus/COVID Update – 2 November 2020

By |2020-11-11T13:36:07+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

As the whole country moves forward in the next few days and weeks and the media information ramps up about the effects of the worldwide pandemic, please rest assured that as before the safety of our learners and our staff is paramount. At Oakley College we currently remain Covid free and are still in

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update – September 24th

By |2020-09-24T08:40:03+00:00September 24th, 2020|

Following the introduction of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy Oakley College is delighted to say that we have welcomed back all of our young people (age 18 – 25). We now have 75 learners with us (up from 10 in September 2018 and 40 in September 2019) who have all successfully followed our specifically

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update – 12th May

By |2020-05-13T05:57:11+00:00May 12th, 2020|

Following the introduction of the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy Dear Parents and Carers, Oakley College has welcomed a number of young people, identified as ‘most vulnerable’ as part of our phased controlled return. As a specialist post-16 institution, we will follow the updated government guidance set out in the links below. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020 The

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update – 17th April

By |2020-04-17T14:22:00+00:00April 17th, 2020|

Safeguarding & Staying safe over the extended Easter Break Dear Parents/Caregivers Oakley College is now closed, if you have safeguarding concerns or you are worried about a young person over the Easter Break please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads – either Ros Leach or Gordon Tillman. Email: ros.leach@oakley.ac.uk gordon.tillman@oakley.ac.uk Phone: Safeguarding line/ College office -

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