ACE is now fully open to all students and we are glad to welcome you all back.
Onsite Covid testing is available to all students every Monday and Thursday and we do recommend that you take part and help us to help keep everyone safe.
For parent / carers that would prefer, we can also supply home testing kits; please contact us to request these.
(Info on the ACE online learning offer is still available under the Parents and Students menu.)
Covid measures remain in place at ACE, including the wearing of face coverings at all times, including inside classrooms and we thank you for your support. These measures will be reviewed again at the May Half term or when the Gov’t reviews is national advice to schools.
ACE End of term / start of term arrangements.
All students will finish ACE on Thursday 15th July. The earlier than originally planned finish is to allow for a prompt start to extensive refurbishment work which is taking place in the main building over the summer and will hopefully be ready for the start of the new year.
All students will restart both ACE and Alternative Provisions on Monday 6th September
Wednesday and Thursday 1st & 2nd September are staff training days
Friday 3rd September will be a Year 11’s only, Contract review day (more details will follow shortly)
The majority of Year 11 students have now finished completing their portfolio’s of work and staff are busy marking and assessing ready to submit to the exam boards for the deadline of June 18th. There is then a national moderation process in which ACE will be asked to provide the physical work to support the teacher assessed grades for a selected sample of students. Final results will be published the week beginning Monday 9th August.
Mental Health Awareness Week
ACE took part this year, supporting the theme of Nature by making full use of our outside areas for physical activities, lessons using the ACE garden and trips to local parks and outdoor spots. Follow the link above for other ideas and resources.
National Citizenship Service Summer Program
Duke of Edinburg Award Scheme at ACE
DoE goes from strength to strength and in this final summer half term we have a number of day visits, walk and practice expeditions as well as a final overnight expedition to look forward too. Students have been busy working on the award all year and a large part of this is voluntary work around ACE, with partners (especially ZSL Whipsnade) and in the local community.
The Children’s Commissioners ‘Big Ask’ Survey
At ACE, all students will be given the chance to take part in this national survey; details can be found by using the links below.
Central Beds College Virtual Open day.
This event is happening on Thursday 17th June. For details and how to register, use the link below
Launch of the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation campaign
Please follow the links under the ‘Links to supporting Groups’ tab for more info or click the link below
ACE and Covid
ACE is constantly reviewing the advice from the DfE, Public Health England and from the Luton Public Health Team.
Current Covid precautions include but are not limited to:
- the offer of on site twice weekly Covid testing for all staff and for all students (subject to parental consent)
- daily health checks for all staff and students on arrival
- ACE start and end times avoid timings of neighbouring schools
- ensuring that alternative providers have similar rigorous Covid precautionary measures in place
- limits on class sizes and numbers in rooms
- use of a one-way system around the ACE building
- wearing of face masks in lesson changes, stairwells and in all communal areas
- social distancing signs and reminders
- provision of hand sanitisers at every classroom and in all communal spaces
- only having essential visitors to the ACE site
- moving all meetings online wherever possible