English schools to move some lessons online as Covid hits teacher availability

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Schools in England have been given the go-ahead to send pupils home and return to online teaching, if they have a critical shortage of teachers.

The advice comes in an open letter from Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary – one day after he announced the return of mask-wearing in secondary school classes.

Teaching “remotely” will be considered acceptable “if operational challenges caused by workforce shortages make delivery of face-to-face teaching impossible”, Mr Zahawi writes.

Independent.co.uk report

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** This post was originally published on January 2, 2022 **