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Children: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th May 2020.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (North of England) (Northern Powerhouse), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2020 to Question 40545 on Children's Return to School, what (a) steps his Department is taking with the sector and (b) additional plans he has to work with the sector to determine how children will return to school.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department is currently working closely with the sector to determine the best way for schools to open for more pupils when the time is right, in line with the five key tests set out by the Government. There continues to be extensive engagement with teaching unions and other school stakeholder organisations both at a ministerial and official level.

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