Thursday 2 April 2020

Coronavirus – an education update

Most schools will be breaking for Easter holidays in the next two days, with schools due to resume in principle on 20th April.

Some key updates:

It is unlikely that any schools will be open to accept students in April – apart from the children of key workers.

Schools do not have a timetable as to when they will reopen.   Pessimists are looking at September 2020, optimists at June 2020.

Schools will be looking to provide online access to the curriculum with parents required to oversee their children’s progress.

All public examinations – A Levels, GCSEs, International Baccalaureate – have been cancelled.  Schools are working with the government to work out a fair way of allocating grades and it will likely be a mix of predicted grades, coursework, performance in tests and some international assessments in May.  Results will be available by the end of July rather than in August.

We will update you with more information when available.