Ministers rejected school reopening plan recommended by Sage experts

The Guardian reports …

The government’s plan for reopening schools to entire classes of reception, year 1 and year 6 pupils on 1 June was not among the nine scenarios modelled for Sage by the Department for Education.

A low-risk scenario where pupils in England would attend school on alternating weeks was presented to the government as the most likely way to gain popular support before ministers instead settled on their plan for a widespread reopening on 1 June, newly published papers have revealed.

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  1. Josie Attwood

    It will neither be a nice experience for the children and I still believe it is unsafe for teachers in classrooms with very young children. It is not following the Denmark model as our children start school at 4 and in Denmark it is 6 years old. Added to which it is now hayfever season with lots of sneezing being done by children who show no symptoms of covid 19 so adds increased risk to teachers. Not all teachers are in the 20-30 age bracket and as we have seen, people in the older age brackets are ten times more likely of dying. It is certainly not safe for teachers as for the children- they are simply guinea pigs! I would most certainly not be sending my children back to school.

  2. ” will neither be a nice experience for the children”

    And yet so many of them seem so very anxious to do it.

    “people in the older age brackets are ten times more likely of dying”

    Of many things. It seems that one of the reasons Germany has such a low death rate from the plague is that deaths are only attributed to it if other likely and normal reasons are definitively ruled out. Over here it is sufficient for someone to decide they might have had it even if they have not been tested and have shown no symptoms of it – it saves doing autopsies.

    “I would most certainly not be sending my children back to school.”

    You don’t have to. Not ever. You can home school.

    What’s your believing have to say about people being more likely to die from driving to school than from being at school?

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