The general secretaries of six unions - GMB, NAHT, NASUWT, NEU, UNISON and Unite – have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Education calling for an update on the extent of her Department’s research into RAAC-affected schools.
If the Government believes additional tutoring should be provided, then it must fund it appropriately. Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union on the DfE’s announcement about changes to the National Tutoring Programme.
Gillian Keegan MP now has the report of the School Teachers' Review Body - and so she now has to make decisions. She has the power to reject, accept or amend the STRB recommendations. She has the power to fully fund her decision.
Commenting on Government plans to address post-pandemic absence rates with targeted support for schools, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, says support for schools around attendance should be inclusive.