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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Published 2 years ago

Second Former Student Signs Professional Football Contract

Former SGS student, Luke Spokes has signed a 2-year deal with Grimsby Town FC who are currently in the second division.

This is the second SGS Football Academy student within a week to land a professional contact after Kacsper Lopata was signed for Sheffield United.

The 20-year-old from Bristol, started at SGS College in 2016, undertaking A-levels and then Sports Journalism. From this he has grown in both confidence and ability and is now seeing all his hard work pay off.

Luke’s Coach, David Hockaday, explains Luke’s journey:

"Luke was at SGS College for 3 years in total. He played for the ECFA National Team and was my Captain when we won the two National ECFA Trophies in the 2018/19 season. This has never been done before by any other College, so I was extremely proud.

“When I first saw Luke, he was unathletic with little self-belief. He is now the exact opposite; powerful, athletic and truly believes he is good enough to be a professional footballer. He has achieved this by sheer determination, hard work and a desire to be the very best that he can be."

“Luke was a dream to coach, always wanting to listen, learn and improve himself. He became a leader and a warrior, and his set piece delivery is as good as I have ever seen. Put simply, Luke creates and scores goals."

“Luke is yet another product of the SGS Football Academy who has earnt the right to be called a professional footballer. I am so proud of what he has achieved, and I am sure that he has the potential to play at a higher level. Everyone at SGS wishes him all the very best in his new career."

Luke commented:

“My time at SGS College was life changing for me. The College has got one of the best facilities in the country to help you develop academically and as a sportsperson. Academically, I always felt I had the support I needed and the way the course was structured helped me to excel in my work and football at the same time.

“My coaches helped me simplify my game and encouraged me to stick to what I’m good at, which has benefitted me when going to professional clubs. The College football team, in the period I was there, won everything that was possible, which shows the capabilities of the coaching staff and the recruitment of players that come into the College programme. I would 100% recommend SGS to anyone trying to pursue a career in football and trying to gain your chosen qualifications.”

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