YEAR 10 CHECK IN SESSIONS - Final arrangements

Following our letter dated 21 May, we are pleased to confirm the final arrangements for your child’s planned session.

The check-in sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Victorious house - Monday 15 June 2020
  • Daring house - Tuesday 16 June 2020
  • Triumph house - Wednesday 17 June 2020
  • Invincible house - Thursday 18 June 2020

Please remember the aim of the session is to help each student evaluate exactly where they are with their learning and establish a bespoke pathway forward for them.  Students will complete a number of reflection and evaluation activities in groups of 4 or 5 with their tutor between 9:15am and 12:00 noon.


For this check-in session all students must enter the college site via the front gate only, the rear gate will be locked.  Students must arrive between 9:00am-9:10am, it is really important that students only arrive in this time window due to the need to stagger arrival and departure times of other site users.  On arrival students will be directed by staff to the sports hall for an initial briefing on social distancing and safety.

Food and drink

There will be no access to food or drink on the college site, so please ensure your child brings a snack for mid-morning and plenty of water to drink, in accordance with Government guidelines the water fountains have been disabled.


For the check-in sessions, students do not need to wear college uniform but must wear smart, appropriate clothing please.


If your child is feeling unwell on the morning of their session or showing any symptoms of Covid-19 - a raised temperature, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell, please do not send them into college and contact the student absence line by 8:30am at the very latest.


In addition to a snack and drink, please ensure your child brings their full RTL pencil case with them for their session.  Whilst we have sinks, hand gel and tissues in all rooms, we would encourage them to bring their own hand gel and tissues if possible.

End of Session

Your child’s session will end at 12:00 noon and tutors will escort their group back to the front college gate between 12:00 noon and 12:10pm.  All Year 10 students must have left the college site by 12:15pm, this is to ensure that they do not come into contact with other students using the site.

College buses

The college buses have been organised to run at the appropriate times – further information will be sent out regarding the buses later this week as soon as it is received from Hampshire County Council.

What happens next?

Once we have had a chance to reflect on all the check-in sessions, we will contact you again with details of the next steps in our phased return.  We anticipate this will take a week to do, so thank you in advance of your patience.  Work will continue to be set on ClassCharts and it is expected that this work is completed by 2:00pm on Friday as per previous correspondence.

A narrated PowerPoint detailing information for students about what to expect when returning to college and how the college has changed can be viewed here:


If you have any further questions about your child’s check-in session, please contact your child’s House Progress Leader.

Thank you for your on-going support.