Education Secretary: Parents will face fines if their children aren’t back in school after the summer holidays.

IT will soon be compulsory for parents to send their children back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While only a small percentage of children have returned to classrooms in England as the lockdown rules were eased, it will soon be mandatory for children to head back to school come September.

Today, the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said that parents will face fines if their kids aren’t back in school after the summer holidays.

There will be financial sanctions for parents, unless they have “good reason”.

Speaking on LBC, Mr Williamson said: “It is going to be compulsory for children to return back to school unless there is a very good reason, or a local spike.

“We have to get back into compulsory education, and as part of that fines sit alongside that.”

He added: “Unless there was a good reason for the absence then we would be looking at the fact that we would be imposing fines on families if they were not sending children back.”

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2 Responses to "Education Secretary: Parents will face fines if their children aren’t back in school after the summer holidays."

  1. HardWorkingMan   June 29, 2020 at 11:27 am

    The sheer hypocrisy of these people is amazing. Schools are not closed in law, it was OK for the government to lie and cheat to get kids our of schools for months with no science behind it.

    Now they want to pretend they care about education, anyone who pays these fines going forward is a fool. Government have lost the right to govern they are nothing but a bunch of corrupt dictators. That goes for both parties

  2. MickyB77   June 30, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Make a law to stop these virtual strikes by teachers, disgraceful behaviour.

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