Education Settings: Wider Opening

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education 1:46 pm, 9th June 2020

I join my hon. Friend in thanking all the teachers in Stoke-on-Trent. It has been great that schools there not only stayed open all the way through the pandemic for those children who are most vulnerable, and the children of critical workers, but that so many of them opened up last week and so many children came back. My hon. Friend mentioned unexpected costs as a result of coronavirus. Secondary and primary schools are able to bid into a fund to recover some of the costs that they might have experienced as a result of the pandemic.