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Day: June 9, 2020

Government abandons primary school reopening plan
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Government abandons primary school reopening plan

    Gavin Williamson has abandoned government plans to reopen primary schools to all pupils in England before the summer holidays. Instead, the education secretary said schools will be asked to take in whatever children they can while sticking to the rules on maximum class sizes of 15 pupils and social distancing. The government hopes to have all secondaries and primaries to open for “more” pupils in September, and for years 10 and 12 to have some face-to-face access to teachers after 15 June. Under a roadmap to easing the coronavirus lockdown unveiled last month, the government’s plan was for all primary school children to return to schools before the summer for a month if feasible. Last week, primary schools across the country began a phased reopening, with the gove...