Coronavirus: ‘Refund our exam fees,’ say heads

TES is reporting that schools should be refunded for this year’s exam fees, as cancellations mean boards’ expenses will be “nowhere near” the normal rate, heads have said.

While exam boards will have accrued “some costs” throughout the year, these will be significantly lower than average – meaning schools should be entitled to some form of “appropriate refund”, according to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

The head of a multi-academy trust has also said he is expecting a “substantial” rebate, as exam boards will not be required to mark or moderate papers.

School leaders’ union NAHT said the issue was “on our radar”, and that the union would be “having further discussions with Ofqual and JCQ [the Joint Council for Qualifications] on the matter”.

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