How we are are keeping you safe at college

A one-way system where possible

Dedicated hand sanitiser stations

Staggered timetables

Additional cleaning

Continued mental health and wellbeing support

We are here for you

Our friendly Intensive Support Team are always here to support you with any mental health or wellbeing issues.  Additional support that they will be providing throughout the summer and during the start of term includes:

An extended induction with dedicated support

Parent and carers freshers' event and programme of workshops

Wellbeing support groups including anxiety, men's mental health, self-help, resilience

Intensive support programme of workshops and activities face-to-face and virtual

Live chat

Online resource hub

How you can protect yourself and others at college

Regularly wash your hands or use sanitiser

Follow social distancing guidelines

Look out for signs and floor markings

Wear your college ID badge

If you cough or sneeze remember to “catch it, bin it, kill it”

Don’t share any equipment

When should you attend college?

All students should attend on the days and times that you have been asked to attend.

When should you not attend college?

  • If you or any of your household has coronavirus symptoms
  • If you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • If you are shielding or clinically extremely vulnerable
  • If you have been advised not to attend by a doctor or other NHS professional

Tips for travelling to college

Allow extra time for travel

Wear a face mask if using public transport

Check the guidelines of your transport provider before travel

Pay by contactless on a bus or use your pass

Frequently asked questions

You will need to ring us and let us know on 0191 511 6000

You need to enter via the main entrance, sanitise your hands and go straight to your classroom or workshop

You should inform your teacher and make arrangements to leave college immediately. If you are waiting to be collected, your teacher will find you a room to isolate until collected.  You should then follow Government guidelines for self isolating and testing and let us know your test result immediately.

The main symptoms are:

  • A high temperature and tiredness
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste

If there is anything you feel anxious or concerned about, please speak to your tutor in the first instance.

Yes, we have published our group-wide policy on our Education Partnership North East website, which you can access here