The reopening of schools in England is expected to take place in a “phased manner”, says the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
He told the Education Select Committee the date for opening would depend on scientific advice – but schools would get “as much notice as possible”.
But when pupils start returning it could just be for some year groups.
“All schools returning on day one with a full complement of pupils would not be realistic,” he told MPs.
With schools closed by the coronavirus outbreak, the education secretary faced questions on a timetable for re-opening and how to support the disadvantaged, while pupils were meant to be learning online from home.
Committee chair Robert Halfon warned of a “wave of educational poverty” that could come from the lockdown.
Speaking to an online session of the select committee, Mr Williamson said he was keen…
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