SFCA response to school and college closuresBack
Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, commented on the decision to close schools and colleges from the 23rd of March:
"It is the right decision to announce the closure of colleges from Monday. Big challenges remain, not least how to maintain the education of vulnerable students and the children of key workers. We must not forget the dedication of teachers and support staff who now more than ever will be operating on the front line of our society. We will continue to work collaboratively with the Department for Education and others to help address the challenges ahead. We are particularly focused on ensuring that students – who have worked so hard over the past couple of years – secure fair and accurate grades in the absence of any formal assessments taking place this summer."