With the news yesterday that schools are to close after Friday 20th March and exams will not now take place in May/June, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51956279 there is a lot of uncertainty over what will happen in the coming months.

I will continue to support my current Yr 11 and Yr 13 students for as long as possible up to any potential tests, exams or assessments. For all other students I will continue as normally as possible, subject to any infection in my household or the student’s household, for as long as possible.

From Monday 23rd March I will, however, have childcare commitments to juggle. For those that don’t know I have a 5yr-old and a 2yr-old, who will both be at home during the day. As my wife is not yet working from home, I will be the primary carer so I may need to move some of my daytime students who normally have lessons during school hours Monday to Thursday. If and when my wife is working from home I may have more flexibility during the day.

Simon Williams