Return schools in September & children resit the year. Statutory school age will increase.

Return schools in September & children resit the year. Statutory school age will increase.

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Charley’s Angels Day Nursery started this petition to UK Government

Keep schools closed until September and return children to the year they were in during lockdown to  resit the year.
This would simultaneously increase statutory  school age.

This will allow children to settle back into settings, prioritise wellbeing and prepare for transitions. 

Year 11 could have a choice  to sit GCSE’s (Maybe in summer holidays) or stick with teacher assessment and then begin further education in September.

Years 12 onwards have been taught remotely and could return and ‘catch up’ as the knock on effect of colleges and universities resitting a year would cause massive financial implications.

Children due to start reception can remain in existing settings instead of being rushed into mainstream school without proper transition.

Reception children will be better prepared for year 1 and experience play based learning for longer which can only be a good thing.
(While we’re at all this Year 1 should be play based and classed as part of the Early Years. ‘Academic’ learning should not begin earlier than Year 2.)

Year 6 can take SATS and prepare for high school.

This would cause an ‘empty’ Year 11 for 1 academic year only. Teachers could be deployed elsewhere during this period to provide extra support to students. This is the main logistical issue.

This would require continued public funding of the 15/30 hours ‘Free’ childcare for children that would have otherwise started reception. This is the main financial effect.

Children could return to their usual child care (Schools still closed) for the Summer Holiday period as part of a phased ease up on lockdown in order to get parents back to work and restart the economy.

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