A huge ‘thank you’ to every pupil, every parent or carer and every member of school staff in East Sussex for helping smooth the full return to classrooms this week.
Students are now back in every one of the county’s 187 schools and catching up on their learning after months of disruption. Figures are still coming in, but it’s already clear that the vast majority of East Sussex pupils were back in class this week with 100% attendance in several schools. School transport is running well and still has space available.
We know it’s not simple to adjust to the new rules, layouts and arrangements needed to make schools as safe as possible but the positive attitude of young people and their parents is making it work.