As the country moves through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, never has the essential role that schools play in our communities been more apparent. The Government is more committed than ever to its mission to level up opportunity and transform the lives and prospects of a generation.
Feelings against China have been ratcheted up again by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who accused China of "gross and egregious" human rights' abuses against its Uighur population and said sanctions against those responsible could not be ruled out.
Well, the good news is that the PM believes life will have returned to normal by Christmas. I do hope he is right. Under new guidelines, people may use public transport for journeys immediately, while advice for employers will change from 1 August.
The spotlight has been on China in recent days, but that's now moved to Russia. The security services have warned that Russian spies are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada.
I wrote to you on 15 May about the temporary legal changes that we were making to the law on both children’s social care services and special educational needs and disabilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.