Over 10,000 children back in school

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MORE than 10,000 children have returned to Jersey’s government-funded schools, with almost all primary-age pupils now attending classes full-time.

Education Minister Tracey Vallois (28775115)

Figures released by the government indicated that in primary schools 96 to 99% of children were now attending classes in person again, with Year 6 recording the highest attendance figures.

Meanwhile, secondary schools have welcomed back year groups on rotational timetables for face-to-face teaching and have seen an attendance rate of between 84 and 96%.

Students began their phased return to schools on Monday 22 June, with a target date of a full return by 30 June.

Education Minister Tracey Vallois said: ‘These figures are extremely positive and demonstrates the high confidence that children, young people and their parents/carers have in returning to school.

‘I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our education staff, students, parents and carers, who have made the

return to school so successful.’

Group director of Education Seán O’ Regan added that attendance in primary schools had been ‘remarkably high’.

‘It is important to acknowledge everyone’s hard work in getting all year groups back to school,’ he said.

‘It has been a pleasure to see, in person, the joy on faces of children and parents as they have returned to such a warm welcome from school staff.’

Ian Heath

By Ian Heath

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