ASCL comment on wider opening of schools in Wales from Monday

24/06/2020
Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru, comments on Education Minister Kirsty Williams’ briefing today on the coronavirus emergency and plans for the wider opening of schools
 
Commenting on Education Minister Kirsty Williams’ briefing today on the coronavirus emergency and plans for the wider opening of schools, Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru, said:

“We would like to assure the Welsh public that school leaders have been planning on the basis of schools opening to more pupils for four weeks from next Monday.

“We regret the fact that several local authorities have not been able to make this happen, and have decided to curtail that to three weeks, instead of going a single week into the summer break.

“We agree with the Education Minister that having a four-week window maximises the opportunity for schools to provide face-to-face support to pupils before September.

“School leaders are looking forward to welcoming back more pupils, and will continue to do their very best for them in the remaining time this term, whether that is four weeks or three weeks.”