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Safe return to classrooms must be Government's top priority

Judith has written her lastest MP's column in the Telegraph & Argus

AS August draws to a close many parents will be thinking about the start of the new school year.

This year, however, last-minute preparations and the usual worries are overshadowed by the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves living in.

Since the beginning of the lockdown in March, families have been thrown into a world of home-schooling, online lessons and PE with Joe.

Although many parents and families have tried their best to continue their children’s education over the past six months, the evidence overwhelmingly shows that the closure of schools widens the attainment gap, entrenches inequalities, and harms children’s physical and mental wellbeing. 

You can read the rest of the article in the Telegraph & Argus and online here


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