Starting in September 2020
What measures can I expect from September?
Face-to-face teaching at Coulsdon Sixth Form College began in September. There have been a variety of measures put in place to keep you safe. Students who are worried about returning to College, may be supported with online learning but this is by exception. Arrangements may change, but on current plans, as a minimum you can expect:
- Good infection control
- Hand sanitisers and multi-surface cleaning wipes
- Face coverings in communal areas are encouraged
- Social distancing in communal areas
- Self-isolation or quarantine arrangements: If you are travelling from certain countries you may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK. Please refer to the UK Government guidance on this requirement.
Students who enrolled at Coulsdon Sixth Form College received details of their induction and timetable with teaching starting on Monday 7 September. Currently, it is expected that all or the large majority of your lessons will be held on site although, if necessary, we are able to deliver these lessons remotely.
Transport for London have announced a number of changes and enhancements to the bus network designed to make it easier and safer for students to get to school and college. From 1 September, buses dedicated for school and college travel are being introduced. These services will be clearly signed, and information will be posted at bus stops and online. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these dedicated school services, doubling their capacity.
Specific to Coulsdon College:
- Routes 60, 64, 466 and 468 are planned to run every other bus dedicated for school travel in the morning
- Routes 50, 119, 407 and 412 are planned to run with one additional bus dedicated for school travel in the morning peak
- Routes 109, 154, 194, 197, 198, and 312 are planned to run every other bus dedicated for school travel in the morning
- Routes 367 and 455 is planned to run with two additional bus dedicated for school travel in the morning peak and one additional bus dedicated for school travel in the afternoon peak; routes 405 and X26 are planned to run with one additional bus dedicated for school travel in the afternoon peak
- Routes 410 and 433 are planned to run every other bus dedicated for school travel in the morning and the afternoon
These planned measures are subject to change – please continue to check tfl.gov.uk/reopeningeducation in the coming weeks for the latest information on services and safer travel guidance.
To help enable social distancing on the transport network, students, parents, carers and staff are encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school and college wherever possible. This will help make space for people who must use public transport.
A range of helpful resources to encourage all of us to walk or cycle are below:
- Online Cycle Skills course – aimed at both those cycling for the first time or those wishing to refresh their skills. The course is available at https://cycleskillsonline.tfl.gov.uk/ and modules include cycle safety for young people as well as tips on getting you and your bike prepared for the road
- TfL Go, a new app, which helps Londoners plan their journeys and follow the safer travel guidance. This app also provides walking and cycling routes to consider for all or part of your journey. This is now available to download for Apple devices at www.tfl.gov.uk/go. An Android version of TfL Go will be released in the coming months.
Get in touch
Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282
Coulsdon Sixth Form College