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When will schools reopen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Schools have now been closed for two full weeks. However there hasn’t been a Government-led approach to education in the interim, with schools largely being left to their own devices to allocate teaching methods.

It has led to some parents struggling to fill the day for their child while others have trouble balancing their own homeworking. 

In stems the questions, how long will this period last for and what can be done to help?

When will schools reopen?

Schools are likely to be closed for the mid-to-long term. Speaking at the time of the announcement, Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said schools would be closed ‘until further notice’.

In parliament he added:

I want to provide parents, students and staff with the certainty they need. After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon they will remain closed until further notice. This will be for all children except those of key workers and where children who are most vulnerable.

I know the situation has become increasingly challenging. I’ve said before that if the science and the advice changed, such that as keeping schools open would no longer be in the best interests of children and teachers, that we would act – we are now at that stage.

What has happened to exams?

A-level and GCSE exams have been cancelled. Students’ marks will be decided from estimations by teachers.

Grades will be taken from mock and no exam results. Then teachers will rank pupils based on the probability of them getting that mark. Due to flaws in the ranking system, certain implications such as the performance of the school will not be judged on these rankings – so to ease the pressure on teachers providing the marks.

What does this mean for schools reopening?

 The cancellation of exams is likely to mean that schools aren’t to open for a long time to come – possibly meaning they are closed until September.

Previously there had been speculation that schools would open after the Easter holidays. 

The current lockdown measures in the UK will last until Monday 13 April, when they will be reviewed. 

Experts however have said it could be six months before lockdown ends.

When will schools reopen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

What should you do about you child’s education?

Ultimately, the closures mean that pupils will be missing huge chunks of their education – potentially setting them back in the next academic year.

By accessing an alternative online learning platform, such as EDLounge, you can stay on top of your academic achievements from the comfort of your own home.

EDClass+ provides up to 11,000 lessons up to GCSE level. Our high quality teaching team are also on hand to discuss any issues via video or instant chat. A number of safeguarding protocols are in place to ensure your child is safe in learning.

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