Are schools closing? Greenwich Council leader in u-turn over threat of legal action | UK | News (Reports)

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Mr Thorpe said he “cannot in all good conscience stand by whilst the numbers are doubling so quickly” in a letter issued to headteachers yesterday.

Most children would continue learning remotely, while key workers could still count on in-person teaching.

But the Government has taken exception with their plans, however, signalling a desire to keep schools open, and delivered on threats to force schools to reopen under the Coronavirus Act.

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Education secretary Gavin Williamson issued a “temporary continuity direction” which forced council leader’s hands.

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