Weymouth College offers virtual learning

Weymouth College offers virtual learning

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:24am 19th March 2020.

Weymouth College say they will continue to deliver the best education they can to their students online, while strict measures come into place to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Weymouth College announced yesterday they would be suspending face-to-face teaching from Monday 23rd March until further notice.

The college says its priority is to protect the health and well-being of the students and staff. 

Principal, Nigel Evans told Wessex FM:

"In light of schools closing, we will continue to support all of our student using the online and support materials we have prepared, that are on the internet, set up in an online platform. 

"The students know and will continue to use the materials until everything goes back to normal. Staff are working from home or on site and so have access to all the materials.

"Students and staff have access to Google Classroom, Skype and Zoom where they can have online meetings with each other and students.

"We don't want to let anyone down, and disadvantage any of our students, we just want to support them."

Nigel Evans Weymouth College

Students will not be required to attend College for timetabled lessons during this time and the college is using the rest of the week to prepare students and the materials online.

Nigel said none of his staff have yet had to go into self isolation, but it could only be a matter of time before they do.

"The other side which people don't necessarily think of is if the government are advising self-isolation and quarantining, then if we have a core group of staff who have to do that, then we actually lack the ability to deliver.
 
"Now, we're not at that stage at the moment, but we really are thinking it is a matter of days, so in our view this is a sensible precaution."

Regular updates will be sent to students on their online portal.