Friday 10 February 2017 / 9:52 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Government needs to urgently look at suggestion of abuse of extra time provision in exams – Rayner

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education
Secretary, commenting on reports that independent school students gain extra time for exams, said:

“Our education system
allows children with special educational needs extra time in exams to ensure
that they are not unfairly disadvantaged. The suggestion that this could be
being abused raises serious questions about the fairness of this

Government needs to look at this urgently to make sure that no school is
abusing the system.”