Boris Johnson urged parents, pupils and Tory MPs yesterday to be patient over calls to end the bubble system that has been responsible for tens of thousands of children missing school.
The Prime Minister hinted that a 'summer holiday firebreak' would be needed to give schools time to prepare for a new set of arrangements.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A reminder of the damaging effect on education came as figures showed the average pupil lost at least a week's worth of learning in autumn term last year, despite schools being open.
Boris Johnson urged parents, pupils and Tory MPs yesterday to be patient over calls to end the bubble system that has been responsible for tens of thousands of children missing school
Mr Johnson is under pressure after it was revealed that 375,000 children had been sent home because a member of their 'bubble' had tested positive for Covid.
They have to isolate for ten days if another pupil in their group gets the virus. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has suggested that school bubbles will end when classes return after the summer holidays in September.
He has also indicated that the changes could happen when the next stage of easing restrictions takes place on July 19.
This is the date that many schools are due to break up for summer, making it a meaningless promise in practice.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister said he understands the frustration over whole bubbles being sent home but