Students’ Return Dates - January 2021 (Updated Mon 4th Jan)

Fri, 18/12/2020 - 13:11

Following the Government's announcement on Tuesday 4th January, the College will only be open to vulnerable students, and those of key workers who can not study from home, until at least February Half Term. 

Tuesday 5th January

Therefore only the following students able to return for face-to-face teaching (where these groups cannot stay at home):

  • Engage 14-16 year olds (Y10 & Y11)
  • LEAP
  • Foundation Studies
  • Derwent ASC Provision 

ALL other students will be taught remotely and must attend their online classes in line with their normal timetable. Please check Canvas for the details: https://eastdurham.instructure.com/

ALL ED Bus Services will be running as normal.

Planned exams for students this week and next will take place in college as normal. Covid testing is not a requirement for students to sit exams.

The College's nursery, at Willerby Grove, is open as normal.

COVID Testing

The College is working on establishing its COVID testing sites at each of our three campuses. Testing equipment arrived onsite as planed on 4th January. Further details will follow as soon as possible.

Face Coverings Update 

ALL college users will now be required to wear masks/coverings in communal areas and corridors, and as previously students are required to wear masks when doing practicals that require them to work more closely together. 

Please can we remind students that handled incorrectly, masks/coverings will allow the virus to spread more quickly. Please store masks in plastic bags when not in use, wash your hands after removing and applying your mask, and wash them regularly (if not using disposable).