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What happens when there is severe weather?

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As the winter months draw in we’d like all students to be aware of what actions the college will take in the event of severe weather causing disruption to our core services.

If the Principal or a member of the executive feel the conditions would cause a risk to the health, safety or welfare of students and staff they can decide to implement reduced opening hours or close the college completely.

In the event of this happening we will notify you by the following means:

If the severe weather occurs in the morning, messages will be distributed through these channels by 7am or earlier if possible.

If the weather is severe during the day and evening classes have to be cancelled, the decision will be communicated by 4pm.

When the decision is made to close a centre during the day, all students must vacate the premises.

To ensure your education does not suffer due to bad weather, your teachers will upload appropriate class materials to Moodle (accessible externally through http://moodle.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk) as soon as possible and regularly throughout the period of closure.

If you have any questions about the college’s policy on adverse weather conditions or how to find out about college closures, please contact marketing@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6000

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