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Teachers preparing to welcome back students

Tue, 06 Apr 2021

School teachers will return to the classroom next week in preparation for the return of students.

During Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing said: "As things stand, the plan remains the same as it was when he briefed us. Teachers will be able to return to their schools next Monday – the 12th – to prepare."

"Our aim remains to open primary schools in a phased manner starting on Tuesday 13 April."

"First, it will be for vulnerable children and children whose parents are essential workers who need to attend their place of work to keep our Island safe and running."

"In secondary schools, our aim is gradually to reopen them to students from 13 April. Initially this will be for selected Year 11 and 13 students who are required to undertake further work and assessments. This is to enable teachers to accurately grade their performance and submit the results to external examination boards."

"We then hope to be able to welcome all children back to school from Monday 19 April. This of course depends on the data telling us that it is safe to do so."

He added: "The Council of Ministers will be discussing this again at its meeting on Thursday."


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