Updated 6th January 2021
This statement follows the Government’s announcement on the evening of Monday 4th January 2021.
The College building will remain open between the hours of 8.30 – 5.00pm.
All teaching and learning will be delivered remotely, via online platforms, until February Half Term or until further notice. All students should attend online classes in line with their normal timetable.
A small minority of students (vulnerable young people or those whose parents/carers are critical workers) may continue to access the site through prior arrangement with members of the College team.
*Planned examinations for the week of 4th January 2021 will continue. From the week of 11th January 2021 all examinations will be cancelled, with the exception of a very small minority of professional qualification examinations – AAT, NCTJ and CPCAB – where the majority of these will be conducted remotely. Please direct any queries regarding these examinations to your teacher. Only attend on site examinations if you are asked to do so and if so, please arrive for the designated time and leave directly afterwards.
Apprentices should attend work or work from home in accordance with their employer’s instruction, with their off the job training moving online. Assessors will carry out work place visits where it is safe to do so.
The College’s Safeguarding and Student Support services will remain in place during the lockdown so please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01325 503036 if you have any concerns. There are also contact numbers for the whole support team and various services on the Safeguarding and Student Support sections of the website.
If you require support accessing online teaching and learning sessions, the College has some remaining chrome books for loan to students and will provide helpful support at email@example.com
There are also two Learning Coaches to help students develop their online skills and maximise their digital learning opportunities. They are contactable by email – Amy Pettler APettler@darlington.ac.uk and Daria Smolak DSmolak@darlington.ac.uk
The College’s Childcare Centre remains open with reduced capacity.
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*This section has been updated from the original statement published 5th January 2021