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Return to school in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council has said that “bespoke plans” for the safe return of pupils will be based on Government scientific advice which is expected to be released next Thursday (May 28).

It comes as primary schools in England have been encouraged to reopen on June 1 – with the return of reception, year 1 and year 6 first.

But ministers now face increasing pressure from education unions and councils who have urged plans to be revised.

Jonathan Lewis, service director for education at Cambridgeshire County Council, said for all schools to stick to the same reopening timeframe “isn’t feasible nor safe”.

Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, councillor Steve Count, also confirmed “the safety of our children, their families and school staff is always our number one priority”.

The council agreed that – in line with Government guidance – no penalty fines will be issued to any parent or carer who doesn’t send their child to school between now and the start of the next school year.

The final decision on when and how to open individual schools’ will rest with their headteachers and governing bodies.

Taken from Hunts Post