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Who is convinced by these answers on increasing student number?
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SAGE said an effective contact tracing system should be well established before increasing students
Social distancing is essential
RO should be lower than it currently it
Children with symptoms can get tested
Isnt the main reason they say it's fine to open schools is that most of them are asymptomatic? How does that held prevent transmission into the community?
Regarding insurance and liability, DfE hasnt spoken to insurers, particularly important for Independent sector.

When asked about developong trust Gibb used the stock answer jenised for many questions 'led by the science'
This is an answer for @MoreThanScore when asked why yr 6 and not yr 5

Gibb confirms SATs are about accountability of staff not about student's education.
I can see this quote on placards and banners at a future date
On PPE across education settings, its pointed out the guidence is similar to that which originally applied to care homes and led to disaster
Gibb says hes led by the science, but then a few mins later gives an answer that appear to be more a supply issue
Another for @MoreThanScore
Importance of SATs is asked,
Gibbs says no one gets asked about SATs as an adult, then on ability sets he said secondaries use their own judgement and assessments
DfE not modelled impact on disadvantaged, when questioned about online guidence taking a month after lockdown he said priority was resources.
Someone should have asked if any planning was done before lockdown? I've seen no evidence of planning b4 lockdown
Interesting contradiction here, when it comes to keeping track of disadvantaged and vulnerable it's down the heads judgement, however when it comes to timing of increasing student numbers and which students the heads arent trusted,
Gibb dodged q on why arent FSMs being offered over the summer holidays, just pretended it hadn't been asked
FSM vouchers had bumpy start but are doing fine now
Is that the case? @chrisdysonHT
@vicgoddard @smithsmm
What the @CommonsEd havent put up here are some of the questions on laptops,luckily I took my own notes.
Gibb began with 'I want to pay tribute to officials for tremendous work' 200k laptops will be delivered this month and next.
Shouldn't this have been in place in March?
As with the guidence for increasing student numbers, it seems work on supporting students during lockdown only began after the announcement was made.
There is already a ridiculous amount of confusion about the guidence regarding reception, are they early years or primary? What size bubble should they have?
Appears the DfE doesnt know and leaders have 4 days to plan
As for the clinically vulnerable, Gibbs comments about as long as social distancing is possible goes against the DfEs own primary guidence

Issues around vulnerable staff already occurring with advice being put out to schools, see below
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