Lytham St. Anne’s parents will get two weeks’ notice before our schools reopen. The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson told parents and teachers today that these two weeks’ notice of schools reopening will give them chance to prepare. However, he failed to guarantee that our children would be back before Easter, but said he wanted to get classrooms fully up and running in England at ‘the earliest possible opportunity’.
Despite the Government’s initial aim for schools to restart after the February half-term, the Education Secretary today said that it was his ‘hope’ children would be back before Easter at the start of April.
Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer replied by saying that providing two weeks’ advance notice of opening was ‘good news coming from an education secretary who normally gives them about 24 hours’ notice.’
Boris Johnson (pictured) said that the government sees the reopening of schools as a priority as the current coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased. Schools have been closed to most pupils so far this term, with some Lytham St. Anne’s primary schools closing after just one day back, whilst other schools have not reopened at all, except to key workers’ children and vulnerable pupils.