The Government has announced that schools will be able to re-open from 1 June providing they have undertaken risk-assessments and can ensure social distancing and safety.

Barnet Labour’s Children, Education & Safeguarding spokesperson, Cllr Pauline Coakley Webb said:

“Many parents and teaching staff are concerned about this month’s re-opening of schools. The Government has left it up to schools to decide whether and by what time they open.  Schools are also deciding how many pupils they can accommodate for each session and what days or part days pupils should attend. Online learning will continue for all those not attending.

“Safety must come first, so schools and parents must be supported in their individual decisions to either stay closed or not to send their children to school during the lock down, and no staff should be forced to go back to work.

“We are very grateful for the immense work that schools have done and continue to do to support both staff and students.”


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