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Educational Settings

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education 5:25 pm, 18th March 2020

In the initial instance, we hope that provision can be provided in the school that the child attends, but we recognise that, with the spread of the virus, that will not be realistic all the way through, so we will have to look at how we show flexibility. I have no doubt that, as in many towns and boroughs up and down the country, there is already a deep level of co-operation between schools in the local community in terms of sharing resources and learning. There are often good partnerships, but we will work with local education authorities, as well as regional schools commissioners, to help to facilitate that.