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Reopening Schools On 1 June Will Be Logistical Nightmare, Say Teachers

Teachers have warned that the UK government’s push to reopen primary schools in England on 1 June will be a logistical nightmare.

Under the plans, schools have been told to prepare to resume reception, year 1 and year 6 classes, as well as any early years education they provide. But a growing number of councils have said they will not comply, and Welsh and Scottish schools will not reopen until later.

In accounts submitted by hundreds of teachers to the Guardian community team, there remains widespread concern about the feasibility of physical distancing in schools and the health risks that poses to pupils and staff, as well as how best to balance children’s educational needs with their welfare and wellbeing.

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