Why clear messaging must be an important lesson for Government as Leeds returns to school - the YEP says

The first day at school is a major milestone in any child’s life.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 6:00 am
Today education leaders warn that if we don’t get schools right then “we don’t get the whole recovery right”.

That moment parents wave goodbye to them at the gates for the first time is tinged with emotion.

But for many parents that journey today will be met with mixed emotions as pupils return back to their classrooms in Leeds.

Today also marks the crucial recovery of our city with a kickstart to learning and restoring a routine that not only sees children back at school but many parents returning back to work.

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Our city’s headteachers, teachers and support staff have worked incredibly hard to get their schools and classrooms ready over the summer amid changing guidelines.

And today education leaders warn that if we don’t get schools right then “we don’t get the whole recovery right”.

Safety has to be at the forefront.

And at the heart of this should be one very important lesson for the Government.

We need very clear messages to schools, parents and pupils to restore their confidence and avoid any confusion.

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