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Bellevue Education join forces with other private education groups to reassure hard-pressed families

Posted on: 27 Mar 2020

Bellevue Education have joined forces with some of the country's largest private education groups to reassure hard-pressed families that schools are doing what they can to help in the present covid-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. 

In a letter in The Times on Friday 27 March, the groups outlined what the independent schools sector are collectively doing to support families during difficult times whilst also ensuring continuity of education for their children. 

They have pledged to do everything within their power to provide uninterupted education for pupils during these uncertain times, whilst also appealing to parents not to withold fees. The groups recognise that some parents will face unprecedented challenges in the current economic climate, and wish to reassure them that they will do everything possible to support parents financially.

The letter reads:

"As proprietors of some of the country’s largest private education groups we want to reassure hard-pressed families that schools are doing what they can to help in the present emergency. Private schools are operating extensive online learning platforms so that children’s education will not be interrupted, and the fees parents pay are also helping to support many of the country’s key workers, who are vital to our fight against the coronavirus. Despite that, some parents might consider withholding fees if the nature of provision has changed, albeit only in the short term. No school wants to make teachers redundant, recognising that the relationship between teacher and pupil is the most precious commodity; parents will want reassurance that this will still be the case in September. We are happy to give that reassurance while recognising that parents also face unprecedented challenges. Our schools are doing everything possible to support parents financially during the present crisis."

To view on The Times website please click here

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