Schools have over the last couple of weeks welcomed back students for the new term. For some, that’s the first time back since March, and for others it’s a new start altogether.
More than 90 per cent of Devon pupils are already back in school as the new academic year gets under way in the county. That compares with an average of 96 per cent in normal times.
Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.
Devon County Council’s deputy leader James McInnes has written to the Government outlining a number of changes to special needs education regulations which would save money whilst still providing high quality care for vulnerable children.
The Government has announced today (Wednesday 26 August) new advice regarding the use of face coverings in education.