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BMA backs teaching unions’ opposition to schools reopening

The British Medical Association has thrown its weight behind teaching unions opposing the government’s push to reopen schools in England, as the debate over millions of pupils returning to classrooms grew increasingly acrimonious. The country’s children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield, also … Continue reading

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‘Confusing’, ‘frustrating’ and ‘unfair’ – heads respond to Boris Johnson’s schools announcement

The prime minister’s announcement that schools may begin to reopen on June 1 has been labelled as “confusing”, “frustrating” and “unfair” by headteachers. Boris Johnson announced last night that he hoped pupils in reception, year 1 and year 6 would … Continue reading

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School reopening plan branded ‘reckless’

England’s biggest teaching union has described the prime minister’s announcement tonight that primary schools could reopen to more pupils after half term as “nothing short of reckless”. In an address to the nation, Boris Johnson has said that primary schools could … Continue reading

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Sending England back to work and back to school?

England is still in crisis, and its government are in denial. It is very clear from Boris Johnson’s ‘address to the nation‘ last night (Sunday 10 May) that the government are trying to wish their way out of this crisis … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s announcement does little to assuage teachers’ concerns about the premature reopening of schools

Responding to tonight’s statement from the Prime Minister, Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union, said: “The Prime Minister’s statement that it would be “madness” to risk a second spike in transmission of the Coronavirus … Continue reading

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