Holiday clubs & extra activities back on with kids allowed to return to after school clubs from summer
HOLIDAY clubs and extra activities are back on with kids allowed to return to after school clubs from summer.
The Government published new guidance today on how kids can go back to school and return to a normal life.
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Under the guidance, community activities such as holiday clubs, tuition and extra lessons can run from this summer, as long as they follow basic safety protocols.
In a much needed boost for families, kids could soon get back to music lessons, extra tuition and other activities.
The new rules mean children will be assigned to one group or class, and have to stay in it for all future sessions.
This follows schools advice of whole year groups being put into 'bubbles'.
Parents are also being urged to limit the amount of extra activities their children do.
Depending on the sessions, groups could also have to be less than 15 children.
Groups running multiple sessions in a day will also have to allow for big changeovers in between, and there can be no overnight stays.
The clubs can start now for kids already at school, but those who aren't will have to wait til summer.
The full schools return includes:
- Staggered breaks and start times
- Year group 'bubbles' to minimise spread and whole schools could have to isolate
- They even have to stay in their bubble on the bus to and from school
- Fringe subjects can be dropped to focus on Maths and English at the start of the year
- Kids will HAVE to go back to school from September, or their parents will face a £120 fine again.
- Nursery class size limits scrapped
- All kids can attend summer clubs but only in groups of 15
- Adapted class rooms to social distance
- No school choirs or assemblies
- A £1billion plan to include a tutoring programme for disadvantaged kids to catch up
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed the plan this morning to get kids safely back to school in September.
He said in the Commons today: "It is critical to ensure that no child loses more time in education, and that from September all children who can be in school, are at school.
"We have got to bring all children back into school at the earliest possible opportunity."
And he took a pop at Labour for helping to block schools return with unions, blasting: "It shouldn't be about trade unions dictating what to do best for our children."
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