The comprehensivisation experiment begun by the Wilson government helped to bring down the curtain on an age of social mobility.
Organisations should be invited in, to offer pupils professional mental health support, as well as sports activities and academic catch-up tuition.
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
A number of highly-equipped educational establishments will be out of use until the next academic year. We should use them.
Today’s announcements are extremely cautious. Some of this is justified, some less so, but it makes a stark contrast to the Gove era.
The statistics actually suggest that, nationally, students of a similar ability do better in these schools than in comprehensives.