Today the National Education Union is publishing a report re-stating the questions it has asked Government about the impact on children, families, staff and the wider community of proposals to re-open schools more widely. It is called Coronavirus, pupils and schools: Unanswered Questions.

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said;

“Over the last six weeks, we have written three times to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education outlining concerns that our members and parents and carers of children in our schools have raised about the crisis.

“We have asked the Government to share with us its evidence and modelling. We have asked for the publication of peer-reviewed science. So far, we have received no response.

“This is not acceptable. These questions must be addressed before any wider opening of schools is proposed or no educator or parent can have confidence in such proposals."

ENDS

Editor’s Note
Coronavirus, pupils and schools: Unanswered Questions

2020-078-NEU

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