NAPD response to cancellation of Leaving Certificate examinations – 08 May, 2020
The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) has responded to news of the Department of Education’s decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate Examinations, with all students set to receive ‘calculated grades’.
According to Clive Byrne, Director of the NAPD:
“We recognise that the last few weeks have been a time of great stress and uncertainty for Leaving Certificate students and their families.
“The Minister for Education’s decision to cancel the Leaving Certificate and replace it with calculated grades is to be welcomed.
“We recognise that there is no perfect solution to the challenges we currently face. Therefore, whilst we appreciate that this alternative arrangement announced today is far from ideal situation and not without its challenges, we hope it will provide much needed clarity for our students.
“We still have a journey to go on in finalising the detail around this new approach, however as school leaders, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure that the Class of 2020 can move on to the world of work, Further Education or Higher Education next autumn.
“Finally, we would like to thank our partners across the education sector for their engagement to date and we look forward to continuing to work with them on the remaining details in the days ahead.”