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Lessons to be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening, says UNISON

Lessons to be learned by government after limited schools’ reopening, says @unisontheunion

English schools pause 'the right thing to do', says UNISON

English schools pause 'the right thing to do', says @unisontheunion Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that primary schools in England will not have to open up to more pupils before the end of the summer term, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This was the right thing to do. As important as it is to open up schools, the challenges of bringing back all children in the next few weeks would simply have been too great. “There have already been Covid cases in schools and many support staff and parents remain understandably anxious. “Many schools simply don’t have the space to put in place the new rules, nor enough masks and preventative kit to fill staff with confidence. This delay will allow time to ensure the essential test, trace and isolate system is fully working. “Confidence needs to be rebuilt amongst parents and staff to ensure a safe return so young people don’t miss out on any more of their education and parents can get back to work. ​

Support staff losing sleep and suffering anxiety ahead of return to school in England, says UNISON

@unisontheunion : Support staff losing sleep and suffering anxiety ahead of return to school in England

Support staff have little confidence in government school safety plans, says UNISON

Support staff have little confidence in government school safety plans, says @unisontheunion

Government must explain how school staff and pupils will be kept safe, says UNISON

Ministers must stop dodging the issue of safety and provide a clear explanation of how schools keep pupils, staff and parents safe before any mass reopening, says UNISON responding to the government's Covid-19 recovery strategy published today (Monday). 

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