A City of Wolverhampton briefing for Councillors informs me that –
Following the Secretary of State’s letter on 18 June 2020 announcing his determination to do everything possible to ensure that no student is prevented from fulfilling their potential by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ofqual are consulting on the proposals to modify the assessment requirements for some GCSEs, AS and A levels. The consultation includes proposals and questions on: adaptations to exams and assessments that could free up teaching time, adaptations to exams and assessments that address obstacles that could be created by any public health safeguards, sampling of subject content, use of more optional questions in exams, changing the length of exams and changing the exam timetable. Education providers have been invited to respond to the consultation online by 16 July.
We have invited children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, their parents, carers and other stakeholders to take part in a consultation on the draft Wolverhampton Strategy for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, which will guide us in the long-term development of provision for children and young people with SEND.
The strategy sets out the vision and key priorities that council and partners in the city want to focus on to improve the lives of children and young people with SEND over the next three years. This strategy signifies a commitment by all SEND Partnership Board partners to work together to achieve their vision and ensure that:
• Children, young people and their families feel empowered and well supported
• Wolverhampton is an inclusive city
• Young people feel well prepared for adulthood
The consultation is open now and will run until 21 September.