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All schools in Scotland and Wales set to close on Friday and now England also

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All schools in Scotland and Wales set to close on Friday

Not an unexpected announcement and I fully expect England to follow shortly

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/coronavirus-covid19-schools-closing-closed-17943478

Mango4
14 days ago
What do you think of this?
Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold14 days ago

I'm expecting the same to be announced for England today. Very concerned about my sons upcoming A levels now. He's already very upset that the theatre show he was due to perform in & worked incredibly hard for has been cancelled indefinitely, now exams might be post poned / cancelled.

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Mango4
Mango4
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14 days ago

Just announced Scotland, so yes I expect Boris to Announce Englands clousure later today

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold14 days ago

Very worrying. My brother & sister both have very young children, childcare is going to be a very big issue, My brother has already been told if hes off work due to lack of child care then he won't get payed. Many are going to struggle to cope with this.

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Mango4
Mango4
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14 days ago

Glitterandgold I agree totally with you how people are going to pay their bills etc is as big a worry to many as the Virus threat. We are not in a good situation at the moment and the effects of this is likely to be felt well into next year in my opinion .

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold14 days ago

Mango4 Its far more worrying than the virus for me at this point. Its uncertain times, I'm worried for my partners business & him losing customers, worried for my families jobs. For everyone! I suspect it will be felt even further than next year to be honest.

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Dani1
Dani114 days ago

Thanks very much for sharing this. I hope there will be a decision made about schools in England very soon. Will help people to make arrangements etc. It is a worrying time ❤️

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold14 days ago

Secretary of Education is going to address commons at 5pm, likely it will be announced then for England Dani1

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Dani1
Dani114 days ago

Glitterandgold thanks so much for letting me know. I was going to look through the news to see the latest. If schools in Ireland are closed and in Scotland and Wales are closing on Friday. I really think a decision should be made soon x

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold14 days ago

Dani1 Yes. I'm eager to know what decisions about upcoming exams have been made.

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Dani1
Dani114 days ago

Glitterandgold I am too. I know they are listening to advice but it seems so slow for these decisions to be made.

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

I heard there is a chance they could be closed until which could cause a lot of issues.

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Loislane
Loislane14 days ago

And now UK from Friday who knows how long for it is a worry kids expect so much and how can you give them any sort meals eg pasta etc and drink etc when there's nothing about x

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees14 days ago

Yet for England (not sure about the others) they're only closing for most students. Some students (vulnerable I think) have to ask go to school, so they still need staffing 🙄

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig14 days ago

I'm in Scotland. My husband is a teacher. Our local council can keep the school open for vulnerable pupils if they have the staff to cover it. However it must on the basis that the staff are well and are doing so on a voluntary basis, ie they have said they will come in rather than being told, not as in they won't be paid!

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees14 days ago

MrsCraig from those I know who work in schools (England), they have no idea what's going on. Apparently Boris had also suggested they keep schools open over the holidays now. Who decides and enforces this though, I don't know. Will headteachers feel forced into staying open? Is it fair on the teachers to play babysitter? If they teach new stuff, the other kids miss out. If they don't, what's the point?

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig14 days ago

MeestairChrees I don't know about in Englad, but over here the pupils will still receive work via digital learning, which can be accessed in a number of ways, teachers are able to see who has done the work and are able to mark it and comment online. Pupils are also able to contact teachers if they have questions. Schools will remain open for pupils of key workers, as long as they can be staffed. Not sure yet what is happening with exams but the schools have contingency plans in place so pupils will still receive a grade.

My husband has been concerned about going into work, not for himself, but for our son!

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Mango4
Mango4
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14 days ago

MrsCraig Same in Wales, Not sure about the logic of opening schools for key worker children, as surely schools will only open for a certain time which probably won't fit in with shift patterns of Key workers. Exams in Wales are going to be allocated grades based on their previous work and performance in school.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig13 days ago

Mango4 I agree that school hours will not fit in with workers shifts so it might suit them for a few hours but wait about the rest of the time?

Our exams have been cancelled, so I imagine that it will be based on previous work, mock exams and predicted grades.

I see it every year, pupils do the mock exams, realise that they haven't studied enough and start to knuckle down! Hopefully this extra work will be taken into account and put towards grades.

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greatdeals121
greatdeals12114 days ago

I completely understand that all schools should be closed as Scotland closed and it worrying for older people who have a condition

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Ann1984
Ann198414 days ago

Well i do hope that with the schools being closed that parents dont let there kids out to cause trouble when people have enough to deal with trying too feed there own. Don’t go to soft play meet up with other mums it’s not a hoilday and as a parent your able to print off work sheets for them to do at home if school not yet provided

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