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12 Aug 2020

Education secretary apologises to children over coronavirus school disruption

Reporter

The education secretary in England has apologised to “every single child right across the country” for the disruption caused to their education during the pandemic.

Gavin Williamson also defended last minute changes which could see students getting higher replacement grades for exams which had to be cancelled, saying he was trying to make the system “as fair as possible” for everyone.

Headteachers have criticised the change, describing it as “panicked and chaotic”.