Following the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing last week, I am proud to see how our learning community has come together to both mourn and celebrate the life of a monarch whose reign had such historical significance. At the College, we understand that each of our students will be affected differently by the news, and are focused on offering the support and guidance that they might require during this time.
Mourning and memorial
Last week, we held a dedicated tutor session where students had the opportunity to discuss the news, to ask questions and to explore their feelings. This week, we have planned two additional tutor sessions that will focus on the wider monarchy and the themes of duty and legacy. Your child(ren) will have access to a digital book of condolence and a physical book of condolence will also be available in the library in the coming days.
Mental health and wellbeing
In addition to their tutor time, your child(ren) will be signposted to both internal and external bereavement support, should they need it. I would also like to remind you that the College offers a number of different resources to support our students mental health. From counselling to mentoring to free online resources, find out more here.
Our tutors are an important point of daily contact for students and are readily available to speak with you, should you have any concerns about your child and their wellbeing. You can contact your child’s tutor by email or through EduLink.
Bank Holiday closure
Finally, as you will know, Monday 19 September has been declared a national Bank Holiday and the College will be closed. We will re-open on Tuesday 20 September.
The College calendar can be found here.