News from Transferable Skills Training
Coronavirus – Advice for all staff and students
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are students or staff returning from or visiting China or other countries, or where they may have been in contact with individuals who have been travelling.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
Latest information and advice can also be found at:
Advice for parents/guardians/carers
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend TST as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel in the near future. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.
What action you can take
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.Wash your hands thoroughly and frequentlySneeze or cough into a tissue or flexed elbowMaintain social distance from other people (about 1 metre)Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouthIf you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical careAvoid consuming raw or undercooked animal products
SITE CLOSED TODAY
We're really sorry for the late notice, but due to the bad weather we have to close the site today, Monday 19th March 2018. All learners will be able to make up their hours next term, so please don't worry about missing college. Stay safe and enjoy the snow! We will keep you updated but expect to be open again tomorrow.
We will be open as normal tomorrow, Tuesday 19th March 2018, with all minibus pick-ups working at your usual times. It's still very chilly so wrap up warm with plenty of layers.
Callington Mayfest 2018
On May 19th 2018 TST will be attending Callington Mayfest. We will be providing a team of volunteers to help with traffic management for the parade and will be entering our very own giant, built by TST students. Here is a photo of our giant from 2017.
It’s a great community day, full of dancing, singing, craft and fun. If you want to know more go to the Mayfest website https://callingtonmayfest.weeb
SITE CLOSED TODAY
We don't have any snow yet, but with temperatures at -4 degrees we've decided it's too cold for students to be working. Please stay at home and keep looking on here and facebook for updates
BAD WEATHER CLOSURE
Due to weather warnings issued by the Met Office, we have decided to close the site to students on Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March. We expect to be back to normal timetabling on Monday 5th March, but will update as things progress.
We will make up the missed days later in the academic year, so this will not affect student's learning.
We will be holding our end of year celebration in July. Watch this space and our social media for more details
Matrix Accreditation review
On October 18th we had our Matrix Accreditation review, which we are pleased to say we passed with flying colours. The full report is available as a PDF download, but here are a few comments from the assessor:
Performance data for 2016-17 demonstrates actual achievement as overall retention at 94.8% and overall achievement as 92.5% with 100% achievement for functional skills. The performance is excellent for any provider but particularly so in the context of the young people that TST supports.
There is no doubt that the student is at the heart of everything TST does
Students said the difference at TST is that staff care and understand them as individuals
Congratulations to our youngest member of staff, Leah Coulton, who has passed her BA(Hons) in Youth and Community Work with 2nd class honours. Leah came to work with us at TST nearly 2 years ago to gain some work experience, and has never left! She has been working and studying throughout that time so we are very proud of her achievement, and wish her every success in the future.
Our Graduation ceremony was held at The Devonport Guildhall yesterday, July 31st 2017. The guest of honour, Lord Mayor of Plymouth Wendy Foster, gave a lovely speech and then presented our graduates with their well-deserved certificates. The ceremony was followed by a cream tea, where the Lord Mayor, parents, staff, students and supporters had the opportunity to congratulate each other and talk about future plans.
All the staff at TST are immensely proud of our students, many of whom have overcome long-standing barriers to education to achieve these qualifications, and we wish them all every success in the future.
The Student of the Year award was given to two students this year, Matthew Stearn and Cody Le Vell, both of whom have overcome significant issues to achieve their qualifications. Matthew now has an apprenticeship with Cormack, and Cody is working full time at B&M with the aim of becoming a supervisor, and we know they will both go on to lead full and productive lives.
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