End-of-Year Assessments 2021

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 26th April 2021.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

Like so many other aspects of the Government’s coronavirus response, the Department for Education’s handling of exams has been a total disaster. Schools are currently grappling with a whole series of challenges that could have been easily avoided if only the Department had planned ahead. Can we finally have the triumph of hope over experience, and the Government learn their lessons from last year’s disaster and the unfolding disaster this year and publish plans for next year so that those exams are not a disaster, too?