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
We know have our Family Support Hub page live on the website that provides information all in one place that families might find useful, it can found on the top menu called “Help and contact information for families.”
Apologies for the lack of updates, but we have all been flat out working on arrangements to provide the most effective support we can over the last two days.
We have set up Outreach Teams who will be making regular contact with all our families for safe and well checks and to offer any help and advice we can. If you do need help or advice, please contact us by email and we will do everything that we can to support you.
Finally, can I urge you in the strongest terms to follow the instructions we have all been given regarding social isolation and staying at home. Our main aim now must be to help everyone, students, staff and families to stay safe and well.
Take care and stay safe.
For guidance please go to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
There have so far been no cases of coronavirus infection of any staff or students in the college.
Many parents and carers of our college students have already taken the decision to self-isolate their child due to concerns about the possibility of infection.
We have 9 members of staff in college who are absent due to advice about self-isolation or childcare related problems.
Most of our students have health and medical issues and are at the highest risk according to the Department of Health. Their safety and health is our priority, we have followed government guidelines and have assessed each student, with the support of the colleges medical staff and have taken the decision to close the college to all students from 3.15pm today.
Learning packs have been collated by the teachers and will be sent home today. College Key Workers will carry out regular safe and well checks on all students by telephone on a regular basis, whilst the college is closed to students.
All staff who are able to will remain in college, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or need any advice:
Please check our website for any further updates www.wsucbpt.co.uk. Please take care and stay safe during this difficult time.
There have so far been no cases of coronavirus infection of any staff or students in the college. The Government announced last night it will be giving advice to vulnerable people in the next few days. This advice will probably have significant impact on any decision regarding the temporary closure of schools and colleges.
With increasing numbers of students being absent and many of our staff being absent due to childcare issues or precautionary advice, we are taking measures to try to continue as normal as much as possible. Increasing absence rates could be another reason we have to consider the closure of our college. In these circumstances, it may be a decision we are forced to make at short notice. I would advise you to consider what you will do in these circumstances.
We are continuing with our hand-washing, cleaning and all the measures as specified by the health authorities. We have been informed by nurses that students with a dry cough and/or temperature in college must go home and will need to be collected by parents.
We are looking at ways we will be able to keep in touch with students who are off college and will be aiming to keep in touch with students and families on a regular basis. We have also started preparing work to be completed at home, if all of this becomes necessary.
I understand this is a very difficult and worrying time for everyone. If you wish to discuss anything regarding the current situation, please contact the college on 0121 306 4800.
Kim Everton – College Principal
The Hive College Coronavirus Update
There have so far been no cases of coronavirus infection of any staff or students in college. Wilson Stuart School did prevent a member of staff from coming into school last Thursday and Friday as a precaution because her brother had symptoms. It turned out that he was not infected and there was no risk.
We are continuing with our hand-washing, cleaning and all the measures as specified by the health authorities.
We have been informed by nurses that students with a dry cough and/or temperature in college must go home and will need to be collected by parents.
A few parents have taken the decision not to send students into college because they are concerned about the virus in relation to underlying health issues. We are looking at ways we will be able to keep in touch with students who are off college.
The NHS has stopped testing people with any symptoms of coronavirus and is now telling them to self-isolate. This includes people with colds and sore throats, we have a few members of staff who are currently off college for this reason.
The Government, as you will be aware is considering measures including isolating the elderly and vulnerable, this may include consideration of the need to do this for students who have medical issues and who might be at significant risk if they were to be infected. We will have to wait and see what happens and what decisions are taken. In the event of a college closure we will be providing work to be completed at home and are considering what we will do if any closure may be long-term.
We have taken the decision to cancel work placements and community visits. We have also restricted visitors into college to a minimum and will be increasingly using conference calling meetings.
Due to restrictions on purchasing food items, the tuck shop will now be operating a reduced menu. We will not be having a Friday special and if parents could provide a packed lunch for students, this would be appreciated.