Calderdale College closes due to coronavirus as students begin remote learning

Calderdale College has announced it will stop all face-face-learning in the classroom as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 2:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 2:28 pm

The college said it has made the decision to move to a period of remote learning and working where possible to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, students and visitors.

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In a statement on their website it says: "The College has moved to a period of remote learning.

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"Tutors will facilitate this through a mix of online and other remote learning methods. This applies to all learning that takes place within the College buildings on Francis Street and Motivate.

"The College will continue to pay bursaries in the normal way, to students who are eligible. Students who have meal deals added to their student cards will be paid the cash value of the daily meal deal into their bank accounts.

"Learner Services staff teams will still be contactable if you need support, advice and guidance either via email or by calling 01422 399367.

"We cannot know how long these arrangements will need to be in place for, but at the present time, our expectation is that we plan to resume normal timetabled activity from after the Easter break, i.e. with effect from Monday April 20 onwards.

"In addition, we have developed a new section on the College website entitled ‘Supporting Staff and Students for Remote Learning’. This section provides information for staff, students and parents to help you during this period of remote learning."

Students' engagement in learning will be monitored by tutors and progress coaches throughout the closure period.

Apprentices in the workplace, who will continue to attend work as normal.

The college said any changes to working patterns will be under the direction of their individual employer.