With the BBC home news now releasing gloomy predictions from Mr Laws, former education minister and chairman of the education charity EPI, on how the current home learning situation might look set to continue into September and perhaps even November, parents are now looking at, not just maintenance, until things return to normal, but at something much more long-term – at curriculum planning. This involves putting in place a progressive scheme of work that is going somewhere, not just in one subject, but in a number of subjects.