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We now have a roadmap to our destination but it's still not clear which roads are open

Mary McCarthy


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Like everyone, parents are more subdued these days. So, while the school reopening guidelines spark questions, we accept that the uncertainty of Covid means not all concerns can be addressed.

Yet, while we are grateful to be returning and we realise the school day is going to look different, it's only natural we are anxious about some details.

The need to limit interaction and keep classes in bubbles means big trade-offs - such as no assemblies and children not being able to mix freely with other classes at breaks.