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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 .


SGS has launched a fundraising campaign to help raise £15,000 for vulnerable students and families over Christmas. Money raised so far

SGS Jobs

as SGS

SGS is an Equal Opportunities & Disability Confident Employer, offering a wide variety of career opportunities across our campuses. If you are a passionate teacher or learner focussed individual, or would like to support within corporate roles such as; Facilities, Finance, HR, IT and Marketing we’d love to hear from you. Please email your CV to [email protected], and sign up today for vacancy updates.

Welcome to SGS

Upon joining SGS, our in-house HR & Professional Development Teams will welcome you with support through the Onboarding and Induction stages.

The Onboarding process will allow you to learn more about life at SGS, along with the range of employee benefits, support and societies. Each new SGS employee will then be invited to attend a Principal’s Welcome and Induction session along with other new colleagues.

Staff Groups

University and College Union (UCU)

If you are in a lecturing role or are involved directly with learners in a delivery capacity, you will be eligible to join UCU which is one of the recognised unions within the college. Trade unions are there to represent people at work, protect their members and aim to improve pay and working conditions.

Within SGS, UCU have a well-established committee who have a positive working relationship with the Colleges Senior Leadership Team enabling them to represent the views of their members. Membership cost to UCU is based on your monthly salary but is very affordable, if you are directly involved in delivery but are not on a lecturer contract you may be eligible for 3 years free membership. To join please go to www.UCU.org.uk.

LGBTQ+ Staff Committee

Our LGBTQ+ Staff Working Group is the perfect opportunity to make meaningful change, take part in our pride celebrations, connect with allies and enhance our working environment. Ready to make a change join our staff group.


Racial Equality and Culture Heritage staff group (REACH) Our aim is to promote the colleges strategy to provide a more equal, diverse, and inclusive environment for all.

Sustainability Committee

SGS College has a vision to become one of the most sustainable colleges in the country by 2030, aligned to our Mission statement and the Department for Educations (DfE) Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy (2021). Employees have the opportunity to be part of the Colleges Sustainability Committee to support and contribute to the strategies and initiatives to help us achieve our goal.

Inclusion Committee

The Inclusion Committee is led by the Colleges Vice Principal and has a very active membership that meet regularly.


At SGS College we are proudly partnered with Bristol Pride. A celebration of equality and diversity, Bristol Pride has become one of the most iconic Pride Celebrations in the UK welcoming an incredible 36,000 people in 2019.

As a community of diverse staff and learners, it is paramount that the importance of acceptance and celebration is recognised. The challenges and barriers that come with such responsibility are not to be underestimated but what is crucial is the opportunity for discussion and meaningful dialogue. With many progressive steps in recent years relating to LGBTQ+ equality, is it sometimes easy to forget that full acceptance has not been attained and many LGBTQ+ groups are not represented or acknowledged. At SGS College we continue to support and standby our LGBTQ+ communities as allies in the ongoing effort for equality.

According to a report by the UK charity Stonewall, over half of LGBTQ+ people have experienced depression, 41% of gender non-binary people self-harmed, and one in eight LGBTQ+ people aged 18-24 attempted to take their own life. Regarding medical care, 20% of trans people witnessed negative or discriminatory remarks from healthcare professionals, 14% of LGBTQ+ people had avoided seeking care for fear of discrimination, and 5% of LGBTQ+ people were pressured to access services attempting to change their sexual orientation.

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