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Strode College launches virtual induction programme for new students

Strode College has launched a new initiative designed to help current years 11s stay motivated about their future college and career choices.

‘Step into Strode’ is a new scheme aimed at students who are thinking about joining the college in September but who are unable to attend normal pre-induction days due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

As well as giving them the opportunity to ‘virtually’ meet fellow students and teachers, the scheme enables them to find out more about the courses they have applied for. They can also participate in online Zoom lessons over a four week period.

Strode College CEO and Principal Katy Quinn said: “We know that one of the key things that makes Strode the first choice for so many school leavers is the outstanding personal support that our students experience. The current situation meant we needed to find a new and different way to run the annual pre-induction day.

“We had transitioned many of our internal meetings to Zoom and staff were finding they enjoyed hugely the interaction with their colleagues, albeit it was on a screen. So, with this is mind we considered how we could mirror this sense of community for our new students, enabling them to meet their teachers and some of their future fellow friends.

“Whilst digital communications will never be able to replace the power of face to face, we’re confident this is the best solution in the current climate. We are all missing the interaction with our students and looking forward to when we can welcome people back onto the campus, when it is safe to do so.”

Strode College has a wide selection of courses available including A Levels, T Levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships. More information is available online at:

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