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Welcome to Horizons College

An Independent Specialist SEN Provider

I would like to warmly welcome you to Horizons College. The College is a unique provision where students are guided along their personalised paths to independence and interdependence. It is always wonderful to see our learners making progress, making friends and making choices about their lives.

Our learners are at the heart of everything we do. The curriculum is highly personalised to help our learners achieve their goals. Learners are guided and supported by highly committed and friendly staff.

The College is based over two sites, Stratton Road and Headlands Campuses. The college offers lots of opportunities to learn and progress through a range of learning environments such as our  farm, warehouse and retail provisions as well as through partnerships with local employers.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Genti Mullaliu
Principal

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The Segal Centre
Stratton Road
Swindon
SN1 2PN
(01793) 481493

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Headlands Vocational Centre
Units 16 & 17
Headlands Trading Estate
Swindon
SN1 7JQ

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Horizons College Covid-19 - Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Learners, Parents and Carers,

We hope you are all well and we look forward to welcoming our new and returning learners to Horizons College.  This September, Horizons College is the place to be.  All young people will be returning to College, so now is the time to start preparing for your young person to return to the classroom. 

 

Safety Measures at College

To ensure safety and to reduce the risk of transmission, measures will be introduced for all learners and staff to follow. 

We are asking all our staff and learners to bring a mask to use in communal areas and on transport. There will be no face coverings in classroom unless this is for intimate care as part of PPE or where safe distancing cannot be maintained. Tutors will be wearing a transparent visor in classrooms. If your young person wants to wear their face covering in classroom this will be fine. If your young person does not want to wear their face covering, this is also fine, we are here to support and make the environment as safe as we can.

We have created some resources, below,  to help you  explain to your young person why we need to protect ourselves and wear a face covering.

September Return to College Information for Parents and Carers

Words and Symbols – PPE

Words and Symbols – Social Distancing

 

Return to College

Please remember that there will be no cooking activities taking place for the first term so please provide a packed lunch for your young person.

It’s understandable there may be some anxiety from parents and from learners about returning to College this year. If you’re feeling anxious about your young person returning to College or if you’re unable to find any of the information you need, you can call Early Help on 01793 465050, and advice will be available.

The Government has update its guidelines for parents and carers. You will find the most recent info by following this link Covid-19 Government Guidelines

Please see below for information about the days that learners will attend College in Term 1. For most up-to-date College info please check our Facebook Page

This information is the same as what has been sent to you in July so this is only a refresher. Please see also the previous post below about SBC Transport.

Please note that those learners whose parents are key workers will be able to attend 4 four days in order to support parent/carers needs.

Tuesday, 1st and Wednesday, 2nd of September are Teacher training days so no learners will attend.

Thursday, 3rd and Friday, 4th September are for new learners’ induction only and those whose parents are key workers.

 

Swindon Borough Council Transport

Please note:- it has come to our attention that the letter you have received from SBC transport may be incorrect in terms of your young person's return to college date. The SBC buses will be running their complete route every weekday from Thursday, 3rd September. Please however, only send your young person to college in accordance with the timetable detailed in the letter sent to you in July (or agreed with your young person's teacher.) On days when your young person is not attending please indicate this to the driver or escort so that they can drive on to their next stop.

 

Timetable from Monday, 7th September 2020

From Monday, 7th September please follow the Timetable below:

Stratton Road Campus learners will attend as follows:
Avon Class: Monday and Wednesday
Severn Class: Wednesday and Thursday
Thames Class: Monday and Tuesday
Dove Class: Tuesday and Wednesday
Eden Class: Monday and Wednesday
Brooke Class: Tuesday and Thursday

Headlands Campus learners will attend as follows:
Ray Class: Wednesday and Thursday
SI and Extended SI: Tuesday and Thursday
Trent Class: Monday and Tuesday
Tyne Class:  Monday and Wednesday

Day off from Term 2 as follows:
Avon: Tuesday
Severn: Tuesday
Thames, Trent: Wednesday
Dove, Tyne: Thursday
Eden, Brooke, and SI/Ext: Friday 

Please call the office on 01793 481493 if you are unsure or need more info about your young person’s return to College. 

 

Safeguarding

Staff and Governors at Horizons College are committed to the responsibilities and their statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of learners. If you have any Child Protection concerns or an urgent query, please contact Genti Mullaliu (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on mobile: 0790029301 or email: gmullaliu@horizonscollege.ac.uk or Catherine Long (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) on mobile: 07823907725 or email at clong@horizonscollege.ac.uk

We will continue to be in constant contact with our parents & carers and offer support whenever we can. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact the college on 01793 481493.