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Testing in schools – Government wakes up to fact schools are major centre of transmission for Covid.4 min read
While mass testing in some secondary schools in London, and parts of Kent and Essex is a start, the Government must urgently address those other parts of the country where infection rates remain high, teachers and school leaders’ unions say.
School leaders to Government: Give schools flexibility to switch to remote learning before end of term.3 min read
School leaders are concerned that attendance figures will “drop off a cliff” in the last week of school term because of parents’ anxiety over Covid-19 situations before Christmas.
Teachers and school leaders’ unions respectively call on the government to close schools and colleges during the 4-week national lockdown and on transparency about the risks to children, families and school staff in keeping them open.
The results of a survey of members of the school leaders’ union NAHT show how problems accessing tests for COVID-19 is affecting schools and children. “The government has failed schools and children.”