Getting children back to school

Though it won't be possible under current social distancing rules to bring all children back to school immediately, last week during the Education Secretary's statement in the Commons I asked him about support for those schools who DO have the capacity to get more kids back. He assured me that there would be a push to help as many children go back as possible (where there is the space and staff).

Today the Department for Education (DfE) have confirmed that this is the plan where Heads and schools are happy with the systems they've put in place so far, and where they have the capacity to invite more children back, the DfE and Local Authority will work to help them to do so.

Great news!

The PM is also reviewing whether to reduce the 2m rule, which could make life much easier for schools too!