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Gavin Williamson promises to bring ALL students back into class next semester


Gavin Williamson pledged to fully open schools yesterday in September after a survey found that most mothers are confident that their children are safe.

The Minister of Education insisted that the government "successfully" fulfill its promise to bring all students back into class, thanks to the determination of parents.

He said returning was "our national priority" and warned that doing so "would make our children fail".

Only 3 percent of mothers fear classrooms could be risky, while only 7 percent fear coronavirus measures could be disruptive to children, a poll for Mumsnet found.

Gavin Williamson pledged to fully open schools yesterday in September after a survey found most mothers are confident that their children are safe (picture in stock)

There were also concerns about the impact of the school closings between March and July. More than four in five mothers whose children will be completing GCSEs or A-Levels next summer feared the shutdown may have affected their results.

It came a week after a poll by the Bureau of National Statistics found that 88 percent of parents with school-age children said it was very or fairly likely that they would return in September.

Last night, Mr. Williamson said, “There were more than 1.6 million students back in our schools before the summer break, and getting all children back to school in September is our national priority.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson (pictured) insisted that the government will "successfully" fulfill its promise to bring all students back to class, thanks to the determination of parents' determination.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson (pictured) insisted that the government "successfully" fulfill its promise to bring all students back to class, thanks to the determination of parents' determination.

“Our children belong in schools – not only for their education, but also for their well-being and to be with their classmates and teachers.

“That's why we're helping schools prepare for all the children to return in a few weeks. Surveys show that parents are increasingly confident that this is the right thing to do.

“We will thrive thanks to the same determination to bring back many students in recent months, and thousands of principals, teachers and school staff across the country are preparing to welcome the return of all students. Because doing less would mean our children fail. & # 39;

The poll, which shows mothers confident schools will reopen, will reinforce Boris Johnson's promise to get every child back for the fall.

I am not afraid for my two. They need that, says the happy mother

By Kumail Jaffer

Science shows it is safe for their children to return to school next month, says Amanda Hall, mother of two.

She said Frankie, 12, and Alfie, nine, are in dire need of return for their social development and mental health.

If they haven't been there since the lockdown, they've stopped exercising for most days and seen hundreds of other students, just interacting with a handful of friends.

The Hall family from 11 Thor Close, Norwich. Mom of two, Amanda Hall, 36, and husband James, 38, say they are struggling with childcare costs as their combined income puts them just above the free childcare threshold

The Hall family from 11 Thor Close, Norwich. Mom of two, Amanda Hall, 36, and husband James, 38, say they are struggling with childcare costs as their combined income puts them just above the free childcare threshold

Ms. Hall from Norfolk said: “I am very pleased to see you return – you have had so much free time and it has often been difficult to fill them every day.

“You need this. You have failed to see your friends, exercise, or follow a normal routine.

“Having a long time like this is exhausting. The children will be very much looking forward to returning. Going back is so important to their character and development. "

The Hall kids don't mingle with vulnerable family members, Ms. Hall said, which means she isn't worried about them spreading the virus.

She added, “I am not concerned about the risk of the virus on them. Science shows that children will be absolutely fine if they get it. "

However, she says other parents have the right to be dissatisfied with their back to school children if they feel uncomfortable about spreading the virus.

However, engagement is being scrutinized by teaching unions who have safety concerns.

Ministers are under pressure to allow some students to wear face covers in schools.

Jonathan Ashworth, Health Secretary for Shadows, said masks for older students should be considered.

According to the government, no face covering is required as students and staff mingle in uniform groups.

They also suggest that masks are likely to have a huge impact on communication and learning.

Children with hearing problems would find lip reading impossible.

However, the NASUWT Teachers Union wants the Department of Education to "urgently" revise its guidelines to help staff return with "confidence".

Meanwhile, Economy Minister Alok Sharma admitted ministers were looking at local lockdowns, which could mean schools being closed on a case-by-case basis.

But MPs warned Britain of "economic Armageddon" if children do not return to school.

Former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said: “The government needs to recognize that there is not only one risk in the world called Covid: economic Armageddon is on the line.

"It will result in far more people dying from Covid than ever before and the economy will stall completely."

“Schools are vital to the economy because if they don't open, parents can't go back to work.

“There will be an unemployment tsunami if we're not careful.

"The ministers have to be much clearer: the schools have to reopen – there must be no relapse."

The survey of over 1,000 Mumsnet users also found that children who were able to return to school for a period before the summer break found it beneficial.

77 percent said their child was happy to be back, including 94 percent of parents of children who are at the front desk.

75 percent of parents whose children have not yet returned to school say that helping them to learn at home has been stressful.

Mumsnet Founder and General Manager Justine Roberts said: “The last third of this academic year has been astonishingly stressful for students, teachers and parents alike.

“It's great to see that parents are largely convinced of the schools' plans to cope with these strange new circumstances and that most of the children who have had some sort of return to school have been happy to return.

"It is clear, however, that parents of students facing public exams next summer are concerned and concerned about what will happen since so much class time has been irrevocably lost."

The poll came after the England Children's Representative argued that schools should stay open in front of pubs or shops.

Anne Longfield said children were "an afterthought" during the initial lockdown and young people need to be "at the center" of combating recurrence of the virus.

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