One-in-20 pupils at home with lockdown-related issues

Around one in 20 children in England are out of school due to issues linked to the pandemic and lockdown, the Children’s Commissioner has suggested.

Anne Longfield stressed the number of schools who have sent pupils home due to a Covid-19 case was very small.

There were many others, she said, with special needs or emotional problems, who had not yet returned from lockdown.

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