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PM accepts some English primary schools may not return on 1 June

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Boris Johnson has agreed schools need more time to prepare for restart Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with plans to reopen schools on 1 June but moved to appease councils and teaching unions by acknowledging for the first time that primary schools in England won't have to reopen to more pupils until they are prepared. The acknowledgment by the prime minister came in his opening statement at the daily Covid-19 press conference on Sunday, in which Johnson said the government wanted primary schools to plan for allowing pupils in...
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Boris Johnson Presses Ahead With June 1 Opening Date For Schools

Boris Johnson Presses Ahead With June 1 Opening Date For Schools

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The prime minister is sticking to his date for schools opening but acknowledged “it may not be possible” for all of them to do so by June 1. Speaking at the Downing Street press briefing, Boris Johnson said, despite resistance from many councils, the government planned to push ahead with the opening date. “We said we would begin with early years' settings and reception, year one, and year six in primary schools,” he said. Johnson said: “Today, I can announce it is our intention to go ahead with that as planned on June 1, a week on Monday. “We then intend from June 15 for secondary schools...
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Johnson says coronavirus tests will be available in schools that open on 1 June - video

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Boris Johnson confirmed that the government will press ahead with the phased reopening of schools from 1 June. ‘The education of children is crucial for their welfare, for their long-term future and for social justice,' he said. The PM added that he intends for secondary schools to provide ‘some contact' for year 10 and year 12 students from 15 June to help them to prepare for exams next year - with up to a quarter of these students in at any point. UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson to lead No 10 briefing at 5pm amid calls for Dominic Cummings to go New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic...
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