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Government urges June school return
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Government urges June school return

    Gavin Williamson says plans to reopen schools as part of the easing of lockdown are based on the best scientific advice, after councils and teaching unions criticised the move. The education secretary told the daily Downing Street press conference on coronavirus children are at the heart of everything we do and said many would stand to lose out if schools remained closed for longer. He added:  I know lots of you will be worried about sending your children to school. Every one of us wants the very best for our children and I know how stressful this time has been for families across the country. Williamson said the government’s plan to begin a phased return from June 1 for young primary school pupils, as well as secondary pupils in years 10 and 12, was in line with s...