Coronavirus: Scrap primary school exams if virus spreads, headteachers say

Independent is reporting that primary school exams should be scrapped in the event of a widespread coronavirus outbreak in the UK, heads have said. 

Schools in the UK have begun preparations to best minimise disruption to pupils’ learning and exam preparation as they brace for potential widespread closures similar to in Italy.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the ASCL, said it would be “prudent” to scrap the SATs exams in primary schools if they were heavily disrupted by coronavirus.

Statutory exams begin in the middle of May but schools will have already begun ramping up exam preparation with students with additional revision classes planned for the Easter holidays next month.

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