March 2022 update: The rules regarding Covid in the UK are changing and we too will be changing how we work so please keep an eye on this page to see how we will gradually change the way we work.
HOW WE WORK
Our goals and values are always the same and we always want our students to be happy studying and learning English at Elh.
Much has changed since Covid and we want to make sure that students and staff feel safe when they come to the school for face2face lessons. English Language House will always follow the government guidelines to ensure everyone at Elh can feel safe and can carry on learning. You can see our Covid Risk assessment and read below to see what we are doing now:
HOW WE REGISTER NEW STUDENTS:
WHAT IF YOU CAN'T ATTEND LESSONS FACE2FACE?
DO YOU NEED TO SELF ISOLATE?
If you are ill with flu or you have any other Covid symptoms, please do not come to Face2Face lessons. You should WhatsApp or email us to tell us you need to self isolate and we will arrange for you to join your lesson/s live online.
ARE COVID REGULATIONS RESTRICTING YOUR TRAVEL PLANS TO THE UK?
Don't worry, you can start and continue your lessons live online until restrictions are lifted and you can travel to start lessons in person at English Language House.
HOW WE CONDUCT LIVE ONLINE LESSONS:
We use Zoom to teach live online lessons. These lessons may be One2One, Two2One, Three2One or Small group lessons for adults or children. We can also use Skype or Microsoft Teams for One2One lessons if students are unable to use Zoom.
Students who join our live online lessons will get one of more of the following, where possible:
HOW WE CONDUCT FACE2FACE LESSONS
updated August 2022
Face2Face lessons which take place in our classrooms in Central Milton Keynes will now have a maximum of 10 students in each class.
However, please bear in mind that if there is another rise in covid infections and there is another lockdown, or if students and staff do not feel safe, we may reduce this number or change from face2face to fully live online lessons which your teachers will teach via Zoom.
The way we offer face2face lessons has changed since the first lockdown. Our timetable of lessons has changed, the days and times of lessons has changed and the number of students we can take in each classroom has changed. All this has happened so that we can follow government guidelines and make sure that all our students and staff feel safe when they come to study at Elh.
WHEN STUDENTS ARRIVE AT ELH:
updated August 2022
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO EACH DAY:
NOTE THAT: There will be hand sanitisers in each room at ELH and throughout the building but it is best if you bring your own since then you are sure about what you are using and how safe this is for you.
HOW WE COMMUNICATE
For instant messaging we create a WhatsApp group account for each student. This WhatsApp group account contains:
Students will use this WhatsApp group account to communicate with us if they need an immediate response.
For email communication, students email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the email for the ELH Office which deals with all student enquiries, timetabling of lessons, changes, request etc.
Mihaela or Tatiana at the ELH office, will pick up and respond to students' emails when these are sent to
email@example.com and there will be no delay in responding and dealing with an enquiry.
Other email addresses may be used from time to time but these are for internal use only and emails sent there may not be picked up by Mihaela at the ELH office so there may often be a delay in responding if students use these.
HOW WE WILL ENSURE STUDENTS AND STAFF FEEL SAFE AT ELH:
Students and staff need to complete a location and health declaration form before they enter the building for the first time.
Students arriving into the UK from certain countries may need to self isolate before they can start their Face2Face lessons.
Covid rules are constantly changing and we suggest you look at the UK Government Website to check what you need to do before you make any travel plans.
Before you join our Face2Face lessons for the first time you will need to complete and sign a student location and health declaration form.
If you have symptoms you MUST NOT come to Elh and you should get tested. You can see what you need to do here.
While you are self-isolating or if you need to wait for your covid test results, you can observe the lessons via Zoom.
WHAT TEACHERS AND STAFF WILL DO EACH DAY:
Government actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
Updated 29th November 2021
This guidance applies to all schools in England, including:
1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
3. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.