“Flailing around” on schools

The COVID Diaries – 75 11th June

The government has found itself on the back foot following education secretary Gavin Williamson’s ditching of plans for all primary pupils to return to school before the summer break.

A spokesman said that an extended catch-up plan for England’s schools is to be launched for the summer and beyond, to help pupils get back on track following the lockdown enforced school shutdowns.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of “flailing around” over schools.

On Wednesday, Labour leader Keir Starmer called for a national recovery plan for schools, saying the current plan to get pupils back to classrooms were “lying in tatters”.

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