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Return to school


Following the government announcement that schools and educational settings should begin to re-open in a phased way from the beginning of June, the safety of pupils and staff in schools and providers continues to be of paramount importance to us and we are all working together as we enter this next phase. 

This will be a challenging period for our schools, staff, pupils and their parents and we will be doing everything we can to support everyone during this time as we work with school leaders to see how the latest recommendations can be effectively rolled out across our county.  

We will be working with schools to review how we can support children to return to school in a safe way, teaching within this context, children moving from one phase of education to another, and how we ensure school governance is effective, as well as other logistical considerations.   

See our latest press release - http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/23440/Council-works-with-schools-towards-a-phased-reopening - for more information.

A copy of the national guidance, which we continue to follow, is available at Gov.uk: Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020.

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