Today it was announced that there will be further delays with the reopening of schools originally scheduled to reopen for Monday. It was confirmed today that the start of term for secondary schools will be pushed back another two weeks for all students excluding Year 11 and Year 13. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that these exam-year pupils would return a week earlier than their classmates returning to education from the 11th January.
Research suggests that the new variant is spreading 56% faster than the previous form of the virus and that it is more transmissible between younger generations. As a result, the reopening of schools and universities in January is still in jeopardy and potentially further disrupting the education of millions of children across the country.
With the majority of teaching taking place online last year, which arguably proved difficult for many students having to grasp a new learning style, combined with a further disruption in January (the details are still being confirmed and are provisional), many students have missed crucial content or the quality of teaching has been impacted. We would urge all parents to consider investing in tuition to ensure their children are where they should be regardless of the circumstances.
Nobody knows what 2021 will hold, especially with the increasing reported cases and the uncertainty around the return to education in January and going forward. At Crecent Tuition we will continue to offer the support and guidance needed by parents and students to ensure that they are in the best possible position for their examinations in the summer months.