Teaching to be suspended at York College as it moves mainly online

York College. Photograph: Edward Moss

York College has made an important announcement about the coming weeks.

Mindful of the need to keep staff and students safe an well, chief executive and principal Lee Probert has made these decisions:

  • From 3pm today (Wednesday, 18 March) all teaching will be suspended for the rest of the week – there will be no taught sessions on Thursday or Friday. Students will not be required to attend.
  • From Monday 23 March teaching will resume, but in an online format only – there will be no further face to face teaching, until further notice.

He said:

  • It is important to be clear that we are not closing, but we are seeking to move as far as possible to online delivery only; the majority of staff will be working remotely and available to support you.

In general they are not expecting students to be onsite after this afternoon. But they might be required to come in for practical assessments.

And students may need to go in to access IT and other facilities.

You can read the full details here.

Mr Probert adds: “These are unprecedented times in our country which require all of us to contribute to working and learning in a different way to contribute to the wider public health agenda and secure a good standard of education.”