Teaching at Westcott House 2020-21
Westcott House plans to welcome as many students as possible to residency in Cambridge for the coming academic year, following advice as it emerges from Public Health England and having made the site COVID-secure over the summer according to government guidelines and good practice from comparable institutions. We are firmly committed to delivering high quality training and formation of students with our ecumenical, diocesan, university and ministerial partners. We are also committed to keeping prayer, study, fellowship and service at the heart of what we do, sensitive to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are working with our partners in the Cambridge Theological Federation and Cambridge University to map out how teaching will be delivered safely and effectively during the next academic year. Regardless of academic pathway, small group teaching (seminars, supervisions, tutorials) is at the heart of the formation we offer. Regardless of any possible or actual move to online teaching for large groups, we are committed to the value of small group teaching and learning, and are planning on continuing it with all due regard to social distancing measures, broader COVID security, and good practice from the higher education sector.
There remains a great deal of uncertainty about the likely course of the pandemic and its impact on universities and theological colleges. We will keep our plans under regular review. Our objective is to restore the full face-to-face teaching, worship and social programme as soon as possible. If we are able to do this sooner than currently anticipated, we will.
Pray for us as we pray for you all.