Due to the present crisis, College has now moved to an online teaching, learning and support model, closing the College buildings temporarily. Full academic and pastoral support will nonetheless be continuing remotely, as far as possible, right up to the Easter holidays (which begin on Monday 6th April and end on Friday 17th April) and afterwards, as necessary, as long as the Government decides to keep schools and colleges closed (except for certain groups). As you will know, the Government have now announced similar measures for all schools and colleges, ‘until further notice’.
All general enquiries should now be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all students, no on site teaching until at least after Easter, or further notice, depending on Government advice at the time.
The need for self-isolation or to protect those in vulnerable health situations is the reason that we are moving to home working on a temporary basis. Caring for all our students and staff nonetheless remains a major priority for us. We will continue to make available appropriate care for the most vulnerable, those with High Needs, and any students whose parents are Key Workers, who should contact the relevant Progress Tutors (Support Tutors in the UC) by email in the first instance.
More detail (including about the Government’s announcements on Calculated Grades, guidance for Prospective Students and any Safeguarding issues) may be found via the following link:
A glimpse of last week's Sitzprobe of HCC's, Les Misérables. Sorry for the sad faces in the background, we'd just found out we'd been forced to postpone. Tonight would have been our opening night. But we shall be back!
For those students who have applied to come to Holy Cross in September 2020 and are currently holding offers, we want to reassure you that we will endeavour to be as understanding as possible with regard to the current uncertainty surrounding GCSEs. All students should feel reassured that as soon as Government decisions about GCSE qualifications are known, the College will work to make any adaptions necessary to the process or timing of allocating students to appropriate courses.
Last week some of our students made these origami lotus flowers with little messages underneath to let elderly and isolated people know someone was thinking of them. Many recipients have been overwhelmed by the kindness. Following in the footsteps of the Daughters of the Cross and trying to be 'a compassionate heartbeat in the world'
Professor Pam Vallely in Medical Virology and Charles Reynard who is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellow (DRF) with a background in emergency medicine, both from Manchester University, came to Holy Cross to deliver a talk on the science behind the Coronavirus outbreak and to take questions from staff and students on the management and implications of the epidemic. The sessions were measured and greatly valued by those attending in helping to appreciate important aspects related to the situation in the UK and the possible timings of school and college closures.