EVEN Gavin Williamson's own wife is lobbying him "every day" for him to reopen schools as soon as possible.
The Education Secretary revealed to The Sun his wife Joanne Eland, a teaching assistant and former teacher herself, is nagging him daily about when kids will be allowed to return to the classrooms.
He told The Sun: "My wife is teaching assistant in a reception class, at a primary school and, every day, she's like, 'when are you bringing them back?'"
Mr Williamson stressed he wants "them all back" as soon as possible, and as soon as scientists and the PM give him the green light, he'll let parents know.
He joked: "Everyone is rather desperate for that, including a few mums and dads as well."
The Education Secretary backed the PM's cautious approach to reopening, stressing: "I always want schools to be open. But we've got to take the best scientific and health advice.
"Like so many teachers, so many teaching assistants, I just want to be welcoming every child back into the classroom, because we all benefit from that.
"My focus is making sure we get children back into school at the very earliest moment possible."
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