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Coronavirus: Government facing mounting pressure to scrap plans to reopen schools to more pupils next month

Councils rebel against wider opening of schools on 1 June as union says only 5% teachers think move is safe...

Are schools ready to open or are children being used as guinea pigs? Two sides of the debate

‘There has not been enough scientific evidence to suggest it is the right time,’ one headteacher tells The Independent...

Coronavirus: France sees 70 cases linked to schools days after reopening

Hundreds of thousands of students returned to class in past week...

Coronavirus: School closures will leave children from poorest families a week and a half behind classmates, research suggests

‘These differences will likely widen pre-existing gaps in test scores between children from different backgrounds’, researcher warns...

Government and teaching unions told to 'stop squabbling' about re-opening schools

‘We cannot afford to wait for a vaccine, which may never arrive, before children are back in school,’ says children’s commissioner...

'No evidence, no clarity': Teaching unions left with more questions than answers after meeting with government scientists on reopening plans

NASUWT says ‘no school should reopen until it can demonstrate it is safe to do so’...

Coronavirus: Private schools offer bursaries and beds for NHS key workers and their children

‘We are in awe of their commitment, passion and bravery,’ one headteacher says...

'Not realistic': Headteachers' union says schools cannot fulfill government's plan to reopen

‘I don’t think you can socially distance in schools with young children,’ one leader tells The Independent...

Coronavirus: Scientists only have 'low confidence' school children will spread virus less than adults as lockdown eased

‘This government is playing Russian roulette with the lives of our school support staff and children in England,’ union official says...

Coronavirus: Childminders in England told they can return to work following confusion over childcare policy

Industry expert says government’s sudden change in guidance is ‘unacceptable’...

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