Student & Apprentice Handbook

Useful information for new and existing students.

Health Questionnaire

So that we have the most up-to-date information about your son, daughter or dependant's health, please complete this form.

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Welcome to the Highbury College Parents and Carers Hub.

We are delighted that your son, daughter or dependant has chosen to study at Highbury. We have created this parents and carers hub especially for you. Here you can find the communications we have sent, along with a range of useful links.

For information about free meals, financial support, welfare, work experience, careers and learning support, please visit the 'Student Life' section of the website, located in the main menu above.

  Absence Reporting

When reporting an absence, please include the full name and course of the student.


  Useful Dates

Term Dates

Click here to see the 2020/21 Term Dates  

Parents/Carers Evenings

7th December 2020:
Parents and carers of students and apprentices under the age of 18 will have the opportunity to speak to staff from both the academic area and, if applicable, the Maths & English department. You will be contacted to arrange either and face-to-face meeting or for Covid-19 security, a telephone conversation. Telephone conversations are preferable as they offer greater flexibility and calls can be arranged any time during the week beginning the 7th December. For more information or to rearrange your call, please email info@highbury.ac.uk.

26th April 2021:
Details of this event will be communicated nearer the time.


  Communications

Letter to parents and carers - 21/10/20

Dear parent/carer,

We hope that you are keeping well and staying safe.

It has been an exciting and slightly unusual first few weeks to the autumn term and we have been delighted to be able to welcome both new and returning students into the College.

Alongside settling students into college life, our focus has been on student and staff safety, health and wellbeing. We have put many measures in place to reduce the risk and spread of Covid-19. These include social distancing, regular sanitising, temperature checks, the wearing of face masks, one-way systems and more.

We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 infection rate both locally and nationally and are looking at ways to reduce the risk further if the rate increases. This includes reducing the number of students on campus per day and increasing online teaching via Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams allows students to login and join the class from a home computer or mobile. All students have access to Microsoft Teams using their student account for free. If your son/daughter/dependent does not have access to a computer at home, please ask them to contact their tutor who can arrange for a laptop to be loaned by the college.

We will continue to deliver face-to-face teaching for as long as it is safe to do so and will only increase online teaching on courses where it will not affect the student’s progress.

If online learning is increased this will be blended with face-to-face teaching and we will inform students and parents/guardians of any timetable changes before the changes are made.

We are also encouraging our students, staff, their families and friends to download the NHS Covid-19 app, which is available to download for free. The app is the fastest way to see if you are at risk from Covid-19 and the faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect others.

More information can be found on the NHS Covid-19 app support website: https://covid19.nhs.uk/

With very best wishes,

Sarah Warren
Director of Learning for Young People

Letter to parents and carers - 11/11/20

Dear parent/carer,

We hope that you are keeping well and staying safe.

As we come to the end of the first week of the four-week national lockdown we would like to update you on how the College has adapted to the restrictions. We are currently continuing with full timetables, this will be a blend of both face-to-face and remote learning for some courses. We will continue to deliver face-to-face teaching wherever possible, however, if the need arises we may need to increase remote learning and this could be at short notice, for example where a member of staff is required isolate.

Microsoft Teams allows students to login and join the class from a home computer or mobile. All students have access to Microsoft Teams using their student account for free. If your son/daughter/dependent does not have access to a computer at home, please ask them to contact their tutor who can arrange for a laptop to be loaned by the college.

As the infection rates continue to increase, we continue to maintain a very high standard of awareness throughout the college regarding social distancing, regular sanitising, the wearing of face masks, one-way systems and more. Students and staff are asked to wear face coverings in any corridor, communal area and in classrooms where social distancing is not possible. The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others. We understand however that some students may be exempt from wearing a mask, therefore I ask that if you have not done so already please could you complete and return the student health questionnaire which will help us identify those students who may need additional support.

You can access the student health questionnaire here: https://highburycollege2015.createsend1.com/t/t-l-pukljdk-l-y/

We ask for your support in ensuring that your son/daughter/dependant understands the importance of following the measures that have been put in place to protect themselves and others.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Very best wishes,

Sarah Warren
Director of Learning for Young People

Student Newsletters

View the communications sent to students via the Highbury Life Newsletter below:

September 2020  

October 2020  

November 2020  


  Useful Links

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Safeguarding & Wellbeing

If you are concerned about the mental or physical health of a student you can find some useful links and the contact details of our Safeguarding team here.


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Gmail

 

 

 

Office 365
& Teams

Students have access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite including email, Word and Teams. You can download and install applications on up to five devices.


GO TO OFFICE 365  


 

IT Helpdesk

 

 

 

IT Helpdesk

If you have an issue or would like to request IT support then click the link below to raise a ticket with the team or email IT@highbury.ac.uk


VISIT HELPDESK  


 

Canvas

 

 

 

Canvas

Canvas is Highbury College’s online learning system. Here students can download useful resources, submit your work and access lesson slides.


GO TO CANVAS