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PM vows massive school catch-up
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PM vows massive school catch-up

    School pupils will undergo a massive catch-up operation over the summer and beyond, the prime minister has announced as critics rounded on the government's handling of the impact of COVID-19 on education. Boris Johnson has said he wants all pupils back in classrooms by September - with reports suggesting he is willing to relax the two-metre rule to make this happen. It comes after the government abandoned plans to get more primary school children back in class before England's summer break. At the Downing Street news briefing on Wednesday, Mr Johnson said the government had been forced to move slower than we would have liked in some areas, including in reopening schools. We're going to get all schools back in September if we possibly can... but it's going to be a ...