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Teaching to continue until end of term in Newport

In line with the approach agreed between Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association, in-person teaching and learning is planned to continue at Newport schools until the end of the term.

Discussions have been held with head teachers and it is recognised that maximising the amount of classroom teaching after such a disruptive year, is vitally important.

A spokesperson for Newport Council said:

“All schools have robust Covid-secure policies and practices in place, and while it is inevitable there will be cases and schools affected, for which the blended learning offer has been developed to mitigate those absences, the council wishes to maximise opportunities for face-to-face teaching.

“We also recognise the pressures that have been placed on parents and carers having to juggle work and other commitments with supporting children who have had to remain at home.

“We will continue to monitor the progression of this pandemic and the guidance of Welsh Government to ensure all our students get the best possible education while staying safe and healthy.”