Michael Gove dealt another blow to parents today as he suggested schools could remain closed after the February half-term. In a stark warning this morning, the former education secretary hinted schools may open even later than expected if the government’s vaccination drive lags behind. As England is put in the grip of another lockdown, Mr Gove warned that restrictions will only start to be lifted gradually in March – forcing parents and teachers to brace for yet more weeks of home learning. The Cabinet Minister said that while education was the ‘number one priority’, the government, ‘must make progress with vaccination.’ Just a day after he urged parents to send their children back, Boris Johnson declared in a sombre address from No10 last night that primary and secondary schools will be shut from today, with only the vulnerable and offspring of key workers allowed to go in. The extraordinary eleventh hour U-turn – which came on the day many reopened after Christmas – has infuriated school leaders and unions who attacked the Government’s policy as ‘madness’. Today, Mr Gove also suggested that end-of-year exams for pupils will be abolished in favour of alternative styles of assessment following the new lockdown. Asked on BBC… Read full this story
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