ASCL comment on plans being dropped to bring back all primary years

09/06/2020
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, comments on news that the government is to drop plans to bring back all primary years before the end of term
 
Commenting on news that the government is to drop plans to bring back all primary years before the end of term, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“The ‘ambition’ to bring back all primary year groups for a month before the end of the summer term was a case of the government over-promising something that wasn’t deliverable. It isn’t possible to do that while maintaining small class sizes and social bubbles, so we aren’t surprised that the policy has been jettisoned.”