All buses are cancelled tomorrow, January 14th. Ministers are working with the exams regulator Ofqual to find a system for awarding grades that "reflects the hard work" of pupils across the country, he added. "They've got a huge amount of data to decide whether or not the student is going to be successful on the course they've applied to. I live in Brentwood NY and I'm in middle school. Search. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. A Department for Education spokesperson said: "The Government position is that we will not be asking students to sit GCSE and A-Levels.". Instead they should continue their studies from their homes. All After School activities cancelled. "The benefit of that work on children's education and wellbeing is quite simply immeasurable and has enabled millions to be back in classrooms spending valuable time with their teachers. The axing of exams were announced last night during the Prime Minister’s press … Exceptions will be made for vulnerable children and those with special needs. Schools lockdown: Will schools close tomorrow? "Because children not only are interacting in school but also on the way to school, on school buses, they are having conversations outside, and it's all of those little things that we are advising Government that need to be avoided. SER-NINOS CHARTER SCHOOL: Closing at 2:00 PM; no classes Friday. In the meantime, check your local weather to see if things will change. City of Northfield. National waste collections company Business Waste will now be collecting mountains of "perfectly good although ultimately perishable food". Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 11:45PM. "And it may be that a political decision has been made here that nurseries are essential. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he has "no doubt" that schools are safe and parents should send primary-age children back to classrooms this week where schools remain open. To register your organization, please call 617-630-5000. "It's important to remember that university admissions staff across the four countries (of the UK) look at grades but also the individual, whether it's through their personal statements or the reference a school or college has made," she said. Post-primary school transfer tests in Northern Ireland have been cancelled with just days to go following a surge in coronavirus cases. 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"The stress of the pandemic will undoubtedly affect their performance, probably has affected their preparation, and could lead to results which are potentially very unfair. Register Login ", Asked if it could not be ruled out that schools would stay off beyond February half-term, she said: "We can't rule it out, but they will be the first back to school, it will be the first thing to open, that would be our advice. Thank you to all the faculty, staff and parents who helped make that possible. "They have allowed us to open and prepare for weeks ahead, which of course means stocking the fridges high for this weeks school dinners and those dinners are now going in the bin.". He said: "It is patently not safe for them and their families, even with the best mitigations a college can put in place. He expressed how desperate they were to keep schools open as education was of the highest importance, but said the data just couldn't allow that. But don't worry, we update this page regularly so you'll be the first to know if your school is closing or will have delays due to bad weather. SCHOOLS could be about to close as teachers were put on … Mr Johnson said he was forced to order a second school shutdown as the mutant Covid strain is surging. "We need to consider a wide range of qualifications - from A-levels and GCSEs to many different vocational and technical qualifications - and the solution won't be the same for all. G. Griswold Public Schools All Schools Remote Learning. Professor Richard Harvey, director of admissions at the university of East Anglia, said online learning for university students was "a mixed bag". 15 MILLION SCHOOL DINNERS TO BE THROWN AWAY. And it's likely that, as was the case last year, teacher-assessed grades will be assigned. “Schools have been a focus of the community and the government as the impacts of coronavirus have developed globally,” Mr Scott said. Sage member Professor Calum Semple told BBC Breakfast "if we've got to the point of closing the universities, secondary schools and primary schools on the grounds of public health, then I would be looking to close all other non-essential activities. "I also know the enormous lengths that teachers and support staff have gone to throughout this pandemic – the benefit of that work on children’s education and wellbeing is quite simply immeasurable, and has enabled millions to be back in classrooms spending valuable time with their teachers. Snow fell today, and it's not very high but, it's there. More than 15 million school dinners are set to be thrown away following the announcement of lockdown 3. Are schools closed from next week? Simon Lebus, interim chief regulator of Ofqual, said: "The way ahead is not straightforward: exams and standardised assessments are the fairest way of determining what a student knows and can do. Thousands of pupils were due to sit the first in a series of selection exams for grammars on Saturday. "Employers value exams, students want exams because they know it gives them structure and something to work towards," he added. She added that the Government needed to act quickly to "get on the front foot" and reduce uncertainty for children and parents.