20 April 2020
“I hope our students had a restful Easter with their families and I would like to thank all the teachers and schools who have been working over the holidays to support the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.
“We will soon be announcing our new Learning at Home platform, which will provide extra support to help parents and students with home learning while schools are closed during term time.
“No decision has been made on a date for reopening schools and consequently, there is no decision about what will happen in the summer break.
“Schools are currently closed until 5 May and more information about what happens after that date will be provided as soon as possible. These decisions will be informed, as usual, by health advice.
“It is a very challenging time for us all and it is vital that our education system continues to be in a position to respond to the latest public health advice as it emerges.”