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Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 23rd November 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Labour, Denton and Reddish

We all want to see things returning to normal, but I note from the two local education authorities in my constituency that so many staff and pupils are off at any one time because of covid transmission and self-isolation. Given that this is likely to be the situation going into the new year, does the Secretary of State really expect routine Ofsted inspections to begin in January, and if so, how is that going to work for schools affected by covid?