London news Croydon principal 'excited' for pupils' return but 'teachers should get vaccine' Uk news
MetiNews.Com - The school leader thinks testing for teachers would make it easier for schools to stay safe when reopening
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. He said: “The process has to start with making sure of the wellbeing of students, [that they are] ready to learn in this environment again. Getting them back into routine. “This time around, gaps in learning have been much easier to identify, due to the way remote learning has improved. We know who has engaged, and completed work to the standard we expect. We’ve identified who needs to ‘catch up’”. The school are currently working through how they can provide ‘catch up’ sessions, working within the restrictions. On the subject of school reopening testing, Mr Myton is concerned that schools may not have the space to conduct these tests safely, and on whether infrastructure outside of school mirrors the safety measures in place inside.
Shirley High School
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“We miss the kids of Shirley, and want them back in school,” he said, “and we’re taking every step to make sure they’re safe in school. For example, we will stagger start and end times.” The head is concerned about infrastructure outside of schools, for example bus services allowing students to travel to and from school without mixing with other bubbles. He added: “Kids struggled to get on the special school buses before. It was an issue getting kids in their bubbles away safely.” From 8 March, all school children will be required to return to school. Secondary school pupils will be required to take three tests in the first week of school, with a negative test allowing them back. They will also be expected to wear masks in class and around school, unless they are medically exempt. Mr Myton shared that the children of Shirley High School understand the importance of masks, and “have been great - they’ll follow the rules, that’s not a problem.” He added: “We’ve got kids who have been through tough times, and suffered loss as well. This has affected everyone.” For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here .
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