FROM Monday 23 March, Chelmsford College will move to an online learning model for the foreseeable future.
In response to the recent introduction of more rigorous social distancing measures by the Government, the leadership team at Chelmsford College have decided to take practical steps to keep their learners, apprentices and staff safe.
The remainder of this week will enable the move to online learning and learners and apprentices will be able to come into College on Thursday 19 March to talk with staff, collect their belongings and ensure they have everything they need.
On Friday 20 March the College will be closed to learners and apprentices, so that staff have the opportunity to put plans into action.
From Monday 23 March all face-to-face education and training delivery will be suspended and the College, as a whole will begin delivering teaching and learning via online learning instead. Workbased Tutors will also suspend employer and apprenticeship visits and remain in contact via other communication channels.
Andy Sparks, Principal of Chelmsford College says “We want to be clear that this is not a College closure, there are clear expectations for our learners and apprentices to continue to engage with their learning via the online system and alternate communication channels which have been put in place.
“We will continue to use an online learning delivery model for the foreseeable future and will update our learners, apprentices, staff, parents, carers and other stakeholders through information posted on our College website.
“We appreciate this is a very challenging time for our community and want to assure our people that we remain fully committed to supporting our learners and staff.”
Further updates on the College’s action plan in response to the coronavirus can be found at www.chelmsford.ac.uk