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Our hard working Hospitality & Catering students finished the spring term on a high last week as they hosted an end of term food sale for staff and students. Customers were queuing down the corridor to purchase bakewell tart, cakes, roulade and biscuits made by the students themselves.

If you are studying at home during this period, please see below our top tips on making this work for you:

Start the day right - Set an alarm, get up and out of bed at the same time daily. If allowed to, go for a walk and get some fresh air before starting your studies.

Merton College, part of the South Thames Colleges Group currently remains open to provide care for learners whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and students with safeguarding, welfare needs and health and care (EHC) plans.

A large part of this provision is based at the Aurora Learning Hub, a specialist non-residential FE Centre for young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, located at Merton College.

Dear students and families

We have had further updates from the Department for Education and the Government and want to share the latest information with you.

We are delighted to announce that the South Thames Colleges Group has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted inspectors at a recent inspection in February 2020. This follows a previous Grade 2 awarded in 2016.

The four-day inspection by thirteen Ofsted inspectors was carried out under the new Ofsted inspection framework, which puts a greater focus on students’ personal development and behaviour.