If your child has any of these three symptoms then all of your children should stay away from school and seek a test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you are unsure then contact the NHS on 111 or look at this website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/#symptoms


To view the poster above in other languages click on the links below:


Covid-19 catch up strategy

School nameThe City of Leicester College
Students in school1732
COVID-9 catch-up allocation£110,000
Academic year covered by statement2020-21
COVID-19 Catch up LeadHarriet Hurdley-Lees

Click HERE to view our strategy.

remote learning

It is essential students continue to receive high quality teaching and learning should a class, group or small number of students need to self-isolate, or should there be  a local or national lockdown that requires students to remain at home. At TCOLC we are committed to providing a remote learning strategy, that is both challenging, engaging and facilitates excellent student progress. The following policy addendum outlines the expectations and safeguarding procedures for all students accessing on-line live lessons and for all teachers delivering these lessons.

Remote learning letter to Parents/Carers

Remote Learning Policy (Addendum to ICT Policy – January 2020)

Guidance and resources

Please read and follow the most recent guidance:

Click HERE to view safety videos which are now available in 14 languages to help communities protect themselves from coronavirus.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

  • Phone: 0800 046 8687
  • Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
  • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Crisis Support

The council has set up a dedicated crisis support email address which you can use if you’re worried about having enough food, paying your bills or feeling lonely and isolated.  If you’re worried about an elderly neighbour you can alert us too.  Email C19support@leicester.gov.uk giving your telephone number and a member of staff will call you back between 9.30am and 4.00pm, from Monday to Friday.


Click HERE for tips, advice and where to get support for your child’s mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

virtual video messages

Online Educational Resources

There are a number of educational resources that have been made available to all students.

The National Academy – A selection of online lessons and resources for students.

BBC Bitesize – A selection of daily lessons for students.

Off School – A website with educational ideas and resources for students to complete at home.

Planning the Day – A document that helps parents/carers and their children maintain good home learning routines.

Pearson Education – free activities, tools and advice to support learning at home.

Virtual Museum Tours – free virtual tour of the best museums around the world.

TES – free resources for home learning.

 Well-being support

Click on the links below for help and advice.

CV Support Page 1