The college is committed to responding to the developing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and has prepared information and frequently asked questions for students.
The college is committed to responding to the developing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
This webpage outlines some of the questions that we think students may have about the crisis and the approach we have taken.
If students have any comments or suggestions for things that the college can do, please let us know.
What are we doing to support students from the affected areas or with families that they are concerned about?
I am upset or troubled by the crisis and would like some support. Where can I get that help?
The college has provided links to various support resources for students who may need additional help. The resources are all recommended by the college, and they take different approaches.
The details of these resources have been emailed to students and details will be available via teachers and support staff. Students can speak to their Tutor or the Safeguarding Team if they need support. They may help you to access support from our Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team. Students can also refer themselves for support via the college's Health & Wellbeing webpage.
How can I contribute to the college's response to the crisis?
As a college, we are supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Students can donate directly to the appeal or chose to contribute to the college fundraising effort via our REMSPay system.
Contributing directly at www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal means that gift aid adds 25% to its value.
Contributing to the college effort can be done in two main ways. Whilst in college, you can find the link to REMSPay on Student Point. It is possible to donate in multiples of £1 and £5 and all payments will be transferred in their entirety to the DEC appeal by the college.
Students and staff are arranging a range of fundraising activities over the coming weeks to contribute to the college fundraising effort.
How is the college educating students on the crisis?
Teachers and support staff have been provided with information to help them to support students and answer questions about the crisis.
The crisis in Ukraine will feature in the next tutorial group sessions. This session will be focused on different aspects of the crisis. This will involve looking at understanding the history behind the crisis, looking at some of the main issues and helping us to look critically at some of the sources of information. This session will take place in the week beginning 28 March.
If students feel that attending this session will be upsetting for them and therefore would prefer not to attend, please discuss this with the relevant Student Support/ Personal Tutor.
It is also likely that some curriculum areas will include lessons around the crisis in their classes as a subject.