ASCL comment on primary school national offer day

15/04/2020
Julie McCulloch, Director of Policy at the Association of School and College Leaders, comments on primary school national offer day
 
Commenting on primary school national offer day on Thursday 16 April, Julie McCulloch, Director of Policy at the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“It is right that primary school national offer day is going ahead as planned.

“It is obviously a time of great uncertainty because of the Covid-19 crisis, and the national shutdown of schools to all but a small number of children. And it is impossible at this stage to predict exactly what school provision will look like in September.

“But it is important that we continue to plan for a return to normal at some point. We will need to think very carefully about how schools can reopen safely, at whatever point this happens, in terms of social distancing, regular cleaning and protective equipment.

“It will be vital that parents and staff have confidence that it is safe to go to school.”