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Vaccination is working. Cases and death numbers are falling. Reopening schools may make them fall slower, but the government seems determined to prioritise education over reopening the economy. In which case why not follow through by redoing the academic year so that the children whose life chances would otherwise be damaged the most by the pandemic have a proper fresh start?
EDITOR and invited experts
Executive Headteacher of Ridgeway Education Trust (RET), former President of the Association of School and College Leaders (2020-2021)
Commissioner on Schools and HE on the Social Mobility Commission and Vice Principal of Southmoor Academy, Sunderland
Dr Kathryn Woods-Townsend
LifeLab Programme Manager within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton