The Leader podcast: Do we still need Covid ‘bubbles’ in our schools?

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 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

Around 375,000 pupils in England were at home last week because someone in their school bubble had tested positive for coronavirus.

From that number, the Department for Education says just 4% of those affected had the infection.

Geoff Barton, the general secretary of the Association of School & College Leaders, tells the Leader podcast it’s time to re-consider how we manage coronavirus in classrooms.

He explains how damaging the disruption to young people’s education the current system could be if it continues, and suggests what improvements could be made.

He also talks about the appearance of Sir Kevan Collins before MPs on the Education Select Committee.

The man who quit as the education recovery commissioner says the government’s response to helping pupils “catch up” on missed schooling has been “feeble”.

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