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Coronavirus: Hampshire County Council responds to government announcement on schools going back

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Coronavirus: Hampshire County Council responds to government announcement on schools going back

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:51pm 9th June 2020.

Hampshire County Council say they will continue to support pupils after the government abandoned its plan for all primary school children to return before the summer holidays.

Those in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were allowed back from the start of the month, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson previously wanting all those at primary schools in England to have four weeks of lessons before the summer break.

Now the government says only those who "have the capacity" should look to bring back more pupils and that it was hoped all students would return in September.

In response to the news Councillor Roz Chadd, Executive Member for Education and Skills at Hampshire County Council, said the council would "continue to support schools in their work to ensure those pupils who remain at home have the help they need to continue a basic level of learning and remain engaged with school and fellow pupils.”

Cllr Roz added:

“Schools in Hampshire have remained open throughout the pandemic for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.

"They have responded well to the Department for Education guidance to widen their opening to children in Reception Year, Year 1 and Year 6 children."

Department for Education's figures revealed over half of education settings across England that normally accept at least one of those year groups were open to more children on 4 June.