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Boris to make imminent announcement on schools, any guesses?!

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Adviceneededalways Wed 27-Jan-21 12:47:13

Do we think an extension delaying opening or is he going to try and get children back in sooner...

I have to say I think the latter would be a fucking disaster but I wouldn’t be at all surprised...

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redsquirrelfan Wed 27-Jan-21 12:47:32

Only that sixth form colleges will be ignored as if they do not exist.

Blessex Wed 27-Jan-21 12:48:17

Hopefully that they will be going back soon!

MolyHolyGuacamole Wed 27-Jan-21 12:48:25

Hoping it is that primaries can go back after half term as had been rumoured! I don't have children in primary but care for little ones so I hope that baby classes can resume

Tiberius12 Wed 27-Jan-21 12:49:04

Daily Mail is reporting that years 1, 6, 11 and 13 could be returning after half term.

HappyTimeTunnelDinosaur Wed 27-Jan-21 12:50:24

Probably sending them back after half term, which is too soon and will risk lives. More bad decisions.

TokyoSushi Wed 27-Jan-21 12:53:06

If they are allowing some pupils back, I hope that it's a form of blended learning so that everybody gets a turn.

AuntieStella Wed 27-Jan-21 12:53:15

Hard to square a return to on-site schooling with the messages they were giving yesterday.

Also, returning without doing any of the measures that have been proposed to make schools safer seems the worst possible course of action

Siennabear Wed 27-Jan-21 12:54:03

When is the announcement?

tatutata Wed 27-Jan-21 12:55:29

Get young kids back to school. There is plenty of evidence that they do not amplify the infection.

TokyoSushi Wed 27-Jan-21 12:55:34

Approx 1:30pm in the House of Commons and then 5pm as usual.

PastMyBestBeforeDate Wed 27-Jan-21 12:55:41

I just hope there's some flexibility for clinically vulnerable children, families and teachers who haven't yet been vaccinated in whatever they announce.

Adviceneededalways Wed 27-Jan-21 12:58:06

@AuntieStella totally agree, nothing has changed for teachers safety since home learning so I can’t see the NEU rolling over on a quick turnaround

What about all the new strains that cause “possibly” more severe symptoms or “might” spread faster!!

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Eccle80 Wed 27-Jan-21 12:58:16


Daily Mail is reporting that years 1, 6, 11 and 13 could be returning after half term.

If this is the case it would seem odd not to include reception, as it would otherwise be the same as the June year groups, and reception is very hard to replicate at home

soundofsilence1 Wed 27-Jan-21 12:59:01

I think it will be about linking the reopening to the scientific evidence e.g. reopen x if hospital admissions/vaccination numbers reach x. It is too early for any firm dates but he is being pushed to at least have a plan for reopening.

Emmie2021 Wed 27-Jan-21 12:59:14

Praying common senses prevails and schools return

CrackOpenTheGin Wed 27-Jan-21 13:01:08

Praying common senses prevails and schools stay closed to most

Emmie2021 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:01:43

Keir Starmer has said vaccinate teachers over half term and reopen schools

Thank god - someone with a brain at last

Eccle80 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:01:45

@soundofsilence1 I agree, I think it will be outlining a plan rather than specifying dates at this stage

MiaMarshmallows Wed 27-Jan-21 13:02:07

Opening them after half term.
All teachers and support staff to be vaccinated over the half term holiday. I hope.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 27-Jan-21 13:03:12

Why not Y5 of whom some will be doing 11+. Although schools don’t prepare for the exam, it’s important that this year group has good basics taught at school.

BrrrIsland Wed 27-Jan-21 13:03:14

The Times included Reception in their article (at least it suggested it in the bit not behind their paywall).

Emmie2021 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:03:55


Opening them after half term.
All teachers and support staff to be vaccinated over the half term holiday. I hope.


YNK Wed 27-Jan-21 13:04:05

Please let them put lives first and keep schools closed to all but a few with blended learning optimised for all.

WaterBottle123 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:04:07

Does anyone have a source or link for this announcement claim pls?

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