Welcome to our Community page, where we aim to keep you informed of developments at Lancaster & Morecambe College! We're all living through uncertain times, but here at LMC we ﬁrmly believe that providing accessible education to our young people and adults is more important than ever.
Following our fantastic Ofsted Inspection in March 2020, I am really proud that we did not close our doors to our most vulnerable students at any point during lockdown, instead we produced over 16,000 meals for vulnerable members of our community, hundreds of items of PPE for our NHS and moved learning online in a matter of days.
In line with government expectations, we have now reopened for face-to-face education and have seen masses of young people and adults enrol to progress their skills and careers.
LMC has won a number of awards for embedding ‘citizenship’ into its curriculum and this remains a high priority this year. As your community college we pride ourselves on offering opportunities for all, and we are committed to supporting our local employers through economic recovery, whilst shaping their workforces of the future.
I remain hugely optimistic looking forward, not only for our College but also for the Lancaster and Morecambe District. There are some great opportunities on the horizon, once we have navigated these difficult times together.
Wes Johnson, Principal, Lancaster & Morecambe College
We are looking for members to join our Board of Governors to help set the strategic direction of the College and monitor its achievement, particularly those with experience in:
National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience which helps enhance young people’s personal and social development, focussing on developing skills they'll need to move into further education, training and employment.
The teams take part in a number of challenging activities, designed to push them out of their comfort zone, develop new skills and build conﬁdence.
Citizenship and community engagement is a key ethos of NCS and this term, around 200 students from Sport, Public Services and Aspire courses will take part in the programme and will each plan a social action project which will beneﬁ t the local community.
We believe that young people can make a positive diff erence and we are proud of the hard work and determination all the students who take part in NCS show.
Throughout lockdown, staff and students at Lancaster & Morecambe College supported their local community by taking to the campus’ catering kitchens, donning aprons and producing over 20,000 healthy and nutritious meals, ready to be distributed to vulnerable families across the district.
In partnership with Lancaster City Council and the Eggcup food poverty project, the LMC catering team prepped, cooked and packaged up donations of vegetables, meat and dairy produce from local food businesses and our catering students are continuing to provide meals for the project as part of their Aspire course.
One of our Hospitality & Catering student volunteers, Corey, was recognised by his employer for his goodwill and rewarded with a top prize!
We're excited to be an approved provider of a nuclear focused curriculum as part of the National College for Nuclear (NCfN).
This means that we will be working closely with other NCfN partners such as EDF Energy to create career progression pathways into the nuclear industry for young people and adults in the Lancaster and Morecambe district.
Wes Johnson, Principal and Chief Executive of LMC stated:
Lancaster & Morecambe College is thrilled to have been approved to become part of the NCfN. Rooted in our community and shaped by our local employers, our partnership with EDF Energy and now NCfN will result in an enhanced curriculum, off ering new and exciting opportunities for our community.
We were pleased to welcome new and returning students back onto our covid-secure campus last month, ready for the 2020-21 academic year. It has been challenging coordinating the logistics of the safe arrival of over 1000 students back on campus, but be assured that we have put in place comprehensive and extensive measures to ensure the safety of students, apprentices, staff, visitors and the wider community. We have ensured we
can safely return to class-based teaching and learning and have altered timetables and class-sizes to adhere to social distance guidance.
Lancaster and Morecambe College has been allocated £137,611 to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, Maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted as a result of Covid-19. For example, vocational courses where assessment has been deferred because of lockdown.
Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or Maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 5 or above in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16. All supported students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme.
In accordance with the guidance we will prioritise support for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in English and/or Maths and young people with a grade 4 that also need catch up support. The funding will be used to support the tuition above and beyond the programmes of education.
The College has timetabled and is delivering addition teaching sessions in English and Maths and other courses to small groups of between 1 and 5 qualifying learners. These courses have been delivered on site in class-rooms and The Hexagon Learning Centre and will continue to be available through online learning during periods of lockdown.
Students participating in these classes will be monitored and assessed to evaluate the impact of the provision. If you would like any more information on this provision or to see if you are eligible to participated please contact our English and Maths team.
If you're a member of the local community and would like to get in touch with us, please fill in the below form and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.