"Today’s announcement will be a relief to many families, including the youngest of those with special educational needs who will be returning to school. There remains work to be done to ensure that all students with additional needs in mainstream education can return to the classroom. I have heard the concerns of these young people and their families. As ever, we are committed to a full reopening as quickly as possible in accordance with health advice, to assuaging all concerns, to engaging widely with different stakeholders, and to achieving a resolution for all. In the interim, we will redouble our efforts to ensure that every support is provided to students, including by providing an enhanced summer programme for 2021. At the end of the day, no interim solution is as effective as in-school, in-person education for all. This is our guiding principle."