Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Hive College website.

At the Hive College we are dedicated to do all we can to help our students develop and succeed in their aspirations, enjoy their time at college and develop the important qualities they need to aid their transition into adult life.

We set high expectations; students must be willing to work hard and are encouraged to take pride in what they achieve.  We have developed a safe college environment where everyone is encouraged to believe in themselves and reach their full potential.

We have developed an exciting and inclusive curriculum to meet the diverse needs of all our students who attend the Hive College.   We have developed outstanding relationships with employers across the Birmingham area and within local communities to assist us in providing the best outcomes to meet our student’s individual needs.

We hope you find our website interesting and informative.  If you require any more information contact the college by telephone or email.

Mrs Kim Everton
College Principal

Recent News

Government Lockdown Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

I would just like you to be aware that further to the Government’s new lockdown measures announcement, which will come into place on Thursday 5th November, college will remain fully open and we will continue to do everything we can to educate students safely every day. With the levels of cases rising significantly, we will all just need to be flexible and accept that sometimes communication in relation to the isolation of students and staff will have to be at short notice, as we will simply not have any warning of when we are notified of any positive cases. We will use the website as a way of communicating these very important messages to you.

We will continue to follow all of the systems which have served us well so far this term and for your information, I have instructed all staff that we will not be allowing any visitors into the college building unless it is absolutely essential for the wellbeing of all students and staff.

 

Regards

Kim Everton

College Principal

Exploring and Carving pumpkins

We have been exploring and carving pumpkins this week. Students helped to empty the contents of the pumpkins and explored the insides. They all chose a shape to carve into the pumpkin. We then enjoyed some sensory/quiet time with the lights on inside the pumpkins.

Exam Results Information

Following the Government’s announcement that students will now be awarded their centre assessment grades if they’re higher than their calculated grades, some Awarding Bodies have announced that there will be a delay in some results being issued to centres. The boards are working extremely hard to ensure these results are issued as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience or additional stress this has caused to our students.

Please see below the following qualifications this affects at Wilson Stuart UCB Partnership Trust. Dates of when the results will be issued to us have not yet been confirmed, we will endeavour to issue these to students as soon as we receive them.

  • Pearson Entry Level 2 Award Skills for Independence & Work
  • Pearson Entry Level 1 Award Personal Progress
  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level 3 Award 70 GLH Workskills
  • Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate Workskills
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate Workskills
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Workskills
  • Pearson BTEC Entry Level 3 Certificate IT Users (ITQ)

Coronavirus up date 16/7/20

Dear Parent / Carer

Following guidance from the government, the college is making plans for all learners to return to further education in special education settings in September 2020 so that they can start or resume their education.

We will keep the governments guidance under review as we continue to monitor the situation over the summer and we will adjust and adapt our approach as necessary, building on the protective measures we already have in place in college to make sure the college is COVID-secure.

We have carried out risk assessments on all the students expected to attend college in September in line with health and safety legislation and guidance on implementing protective measures, which includes information on managing the number of learners in attendance at any one time and how much they mix with other learners.

Please see the college’s Secure Management and Risk Assessment details which will inform you of the measures we have taken to ensure that all students and staff are safe whilst on college premises.

www.wsucbpt.co.uk

Parents and carers will be receiving letters informing you of when your child will be expected to return to college in September 2020.  We have planned a phased return over three weeks to ensure all students have sufficient time to settle into college.  We will be carrying out induction activities and will deliver a Recovery Curriculum during these three weeks before moving on to the full curriculum.

On the 15th June 2020 we re-opened the college to students who we felt were safe to attend college.  This has been very successful, those students who attended enjoyed meeting their peers and college staff and took part in some fabulous social projects such as painting the wooden benches in the college garden, preparing a plot of land for a new shed to be installed, general maintenance of an outdoor area by the entrance to Wilson Stuart School and making Bird Boxes.

I would like to thank all the staff in college that have worked extremely hard during these difficult times to ensure that whilst we were in lock down our students and parents/ carers received regular calls from our Safe and Well team.  Our Home Learning Team ensured that students received regular work to do at home and teachers participated in virtual Group Tutorials, giving face to face support to our students and their families.

Teachers, teaching assistants and all the support staff in college have all been instrumental in ensuring that the college continued to function and came up with some inspiring ways of keeping in touch, this has been so well received by our students, parents and carers.

Finally, to those students who have left the college to transition into employment, volunteering roles or social destinations the staff at the college would like to congratulate you and wish you the very best for the future.  Please come and visit us, we will keep in touch to make sure you continue to thrive on your journey into adult life.  Unfortunately we are not able to celebrate your successes and the good times you have had whilst being a student at the Hive.  Rest assured that as soon as we can meet socially and safely we will be contacting you to arrange an Awards Evening.

Have a good summer and please stay safe

Best wished

Kim

College Principal.