Supporting pupils to return to school safely: statement from Mayor John Biggs

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, today made a statement on the wider reopening of schools in the borough. These paragraphs show that the Council is listening to concerns of staff, parents, carers and other members of our community in relation to opening schools too early:

“My job is to build support for a position that both keeps us safe, and around which we can build confidence. I recognise the opinion around 15th June and if this is a date around which schools and families can plan, and be confident, then that is a major step forwards for us in Tower Hamlets and I support it.
Building confidence around a later date, of 15th June, for those schools who do not feel confident with the date suggested by the Government, is a good idea.”

You can read the whole statement here.

1st June 2020