Coronavirus: Back to School Special – Episode 5 of Talk Richmond

Release Date: 07 September 2020

Are you feeling anxious about all children heading back to school? This 15-minute podcast episode discusses these anxieties, as well as the importance of all children returning to the classroom and the measures taken to make schools as safe as possible.

Talk Richmond’s host, Cllr Jim Millard, is joined by Elaine Ball, the Head Teacher at Orleans Park School in Twickenham, and Ian Dodds, the Director of Children’s Services for Richmond and Kingston.

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Cllr Jim Millard, Tenants’ Champion and Host of Talk Richmond, said:

"As a parent, this has been a particularly important episode for me. I - like many others - have felt a little nervous at the thought of my children heading back into the classroom during the Coronavirus pandemic and after months of home schooling.

"Having spoken to Elaine and Ian, I feel reassured that our schools are doing everything they can to make learning environments as safe as possible for our young people."

Find information on children returning to school via Achieving for Children.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Fenna Maynard on 020 8487 5182.

Reference: P351/20

Updated: 30 September 2020