Page last updated: Friday 03 July 2020 at 13:47 GMT, 14:47 BST
The information below is published on behalf of the Principal, Louise North or the Senior Deputy Head, Susan Wessels and is correct at the timestamp above. Unless otherwise stated, the information applies to both schools, Senior and Prep.
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Update from Louise North, Principal on Friday 03 July 2020
Information for New Boarders September 2020:
Dear Parents, Guardians and Agents,
I hope that you are all safe and well. I appreciate that there is much uncertainty for you at the moment and I am keen to offer you as much reassurance as possible with regard to Boarding. The changing situation with COVID-19 means that boarding schools in the UK are planning for a variety of scenarios for September 2020. That said, the mood here at Framlingham College is very optimistic.
We expect our Boarding offer to be up and running as normal and we are looking forward to welcoming our Boarding pupils to the school. We are doing everything that we can to ensure a safe, happy and inspiring environment for your child. We aim to begin term in September safe from risk and prepared for all eventualities.
I want to share with you some guidelines below, to show you what we are considering at the moment. Please understand that as and when information comes from the government, we will adapt and adjust our plans accordingly. The details below will evolve as we know more, and we will keep this document updated on our website and will contact you when significant changes are made to our plans.
BSA COVID SAFE Charter
We have signed up to the BSA COVID-Safe Charter. This means that we will adhere to all government rules and guidance and will follow the BSA guidance detailed here when boarding reopens.
Beginning of term, September 2020
Induction will happen as planned on Sunday 6 September prior to starting school on Monday 7 September. Should we be unable to physically be in school, this induction will take place virtually and remote learning will be implemented. More information will come to you on this, as and when we have more certainty over the summer.
At this stage, it is very hard to know what level of risk we will be dealing with in September. The important thing for parents and guardians to know is that we are considering a variety of scenarios so that when things are more certain, we will be able to draw on the plans that we have made. Below are a series of scenarios with just a few examples of action we would take. Obviously, as we know more, we will confirm what arrangements we are going to follow and will send through all the details.
Scenario 1: No risk
The risk has disappeared. Boarding will therefore be functioning in the usual way.
Scenario 2: Pupils can be in school but with social distancing measures in place.
We anticipate that these measures would have been reduced to 1m distance between people. In which case, our boarding will function as normal, but with one or two changes to routine such as:
Scenario 3: There is a second spike after the beginning of term.
In this case, our full boarding community would remain as a household within their Houses. Remote teaching and learning would take place within the House. Meals would take place and would be staggered household by household.
Scenario 4: School closure after the beginning of term.
Day pupils and weekly boarders would return home. Full boarders would remain in their Houses and be taught remotely. If a full boarder wished to return home to their country or to their guardian in the UK, the school would do all that it could to facilitate this.
Scenario 5: Closed for September term.
If we are not able to welcome international pupils at all during the Autumn Term, families will have several options:
Scenario 6: Not open in September but open later in the Autumn Term.
Pupils would begin the term with remote learning at home. If the pupil’s country has no restrictions on travel tothe UK, we would expect pupils to join us as soon as they were able. Fees would be charged pro-rata and there would be a virtual induction programme in advance of a real induction on arrival at the school.
We are continually updating our Risk Assessments to ensure that our pupils will remain safe and secure in our school environment. You will find the latest Risk Assessments on our website, and a September return Risk Assessment will be posted in August. Some of the details that you will find in the Risk Assessment include:
Obviously, the Risk Assessments contain much more detail and precision. Please do look at our current Risk Assessments here.
We will have a Boarding House open both at the Prep and the Senior School for all pupils needing to quarantine for 2 weeks. This will be in the 14 days prior to the start of term. Therefore parents/guardians will not need to make alternate arrangements if their children are returning to the UK from a country which requires quarantine. Should you wish to make use of this facility, please confirm with Emma Rutterford (email@example.com) by the 31 July 2020. There will be a charge for this added to the first terms invoice.
Given that government guidance will continue to evolve over the summer, we will continue to keep you up to date as and when the situation changes.
Our Nursing Team have undergone additional training to ensure that any suspected cases are treated within guidelines. Our policies are being constantly updated for the September return in line with the latest government guidance.
Finance: Deposits/Fees in lieu/Deferment etc
We will be as adaptable and flexible as we can be with parents of boarders who are trying to make decisions regarding boarding. We want parents to feel supported and reassured that we are well prepared and have thought through the many scenarios that might unfold. As and when we can give you more details, we will ofcourse do so. Our priority, more than anything, is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each child in our care.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. No question is too small, and we take all your concerns very seriously. If there is any way for us to help, we will do so. I hope that you stay safe and well.
Mrs J L M North
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Please find below the Framlingham College Remote Learning Policies.
If you require any further information, please contact Susan Wessels, Senior Deputy Head, who is co-ordinating the College’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak on 01728 723789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Senior and Prep School buildings are currently closed to visitors as per Government guidelines.
Update from Andrew Payn, Operations Director on Friday 05 June 2020:
Hockey and Tennis Coaching Resumes
Framlingham College Enterprises Ltd is delighted that hockey and tennis coaching run by external coaches can be resumed using College facilities. From Monday 8th June, JK Hockey and Richard Daynes Tennis will be offering coaching in line with the current COVID-19 regulations set by England Hockey and the LTA respectively. This coaching is completely separate to the College’s sports programme which has not resumed although the re-introduction of these two sports has been jointly risk assessed by the College and the Head Coaches.
Further details on the coaching opportunities can be obtained from Jamie Kingstone and Richard Daynes as follows:
Please see the risk assessment available at the top of this page.
Fram Leisure closed on Tuesday 17th March and remains closed until further notice.
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