Wednesday 24 June 2020

UK schools – September plans

There has been some new movement in schools news over the past few days, so I thought it would help to update.
As ever, do let me know if any questions –
The government has announced that they intend for all schools to open fully in September if events carry on their current projection.
Life in the schools may be different – though the reduction of the social distancing requirements will give schools greater flexibility in approach.
It is increasingly likely that key exams – A Levels, GCSEs and Year 6 SAT’s will be delayed to slightly later in the summer term in 2021 to help students catch up on work missed this summer.
There is also a tutoring fund available to support students – aimed initially at those in poorer families.
It was announced yesterday that the Scottish government wants all schools to open fully from 11th August (the first day of the Scottish school year).
Schools will reopen on 29th June, but not fully and with staggered start times and part-time during the week.  There has not yet been any announcement on plans for September 2020.
Northern Ireland 
Northern Irish schools are currently closed but intend to begin as near to normal from September 2020 onwards.