Welcome Back & Bookings Are Open!
We are pleased to announce that bookings for classes are open!
Staying onsite (Mondays & Tuesdays: we are so excited to be back and cant wait to see you all)
We are planning to return to our in-person, face to face classes. This decision will of course need to be amended should we go into another lock-down. Covid-19 precautions regarding hygiene and attendance will need to be maintained, with regular sanitising encouraged and a request for any children or parents showing symptoms to refrain from attending.
Can we please remind parents that we are not a drop-off which means parents are expected to stay on-site (either at the Youth centre or Scout Hut) for the duration their child is attending classes at HEET. If you have to leave even for a short time – please ensure that you have filled in a delegation of responsibility form and appointed another adult who is able to contact you to be responsible for your child.
Please ensure all children and parents sign in and out of the youth centre and scout hut and that you leave your location/contact number if you are at a different site to your child.
Waivers and Delegation forms
If you are new to HEET and have not signed a Waiver of liability – please bring in a signed copy on your first day.
If you intend for your child to be in the care of someone other than a parent during their time at HEET – please inform us and also ensure you have filled in a delegation of parental responsibility form with your contact details as well as that of the responsible adult.
There have been changes to our terms and conditions as well as minor tweaks to our policies and you can find all these on our website, on the policies and forms tab above.
Please be aware that the age guidance for the exam classes is set at 14+ if your child is younger than the specified age – it will be important for you to contact us and the tutor to discuss their suitability and readiness for the course. These are intense one-year courses often with mature content, requiring a degree of exam readiness and maturity that can impact on group dynamics and discussions. For two-year courses this is 13+ again please do consult with the tutor when we get back. Foundation classes are set for ages 13+ and are structured as the first year of a GCSE course. If you are unsure, best to contact us and the tutor concerned to discuss your child’s readiness.
Setting up and clearing up
Housekeeping: As always we as a community are so grateful for the help all the families give to make this group work and can we all be mindful of lending a hand to help set up the tables and chairs and to put them away at the end of the day as well as keeping the place tidy and swept. They do not provide bins at the Youth Centre or Scout Centre so please come prepared to take your own trash home.
Teas, coffees and juices are provided for free and any donations of biscuits and cakes for the kids to snack on is always welcome…please do remember to wash up after yourselves.
Finally, out of consideration please try to keep this a NUT FREE environment as we have children with serious allergies on the premises.
We look forward to seeing everyone in September, be it in person or online!
Do be sure to book early to avoid disappointment as classes tend to be booked up very quickly.
See you all soon, hope everyone is having a lovely break.
The HEET Team.