Commenting on a new survey of over 4,800 parents commissioned by Parentkind, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

"This survey shows that parents are placing far greater trust in school leaders than Government, but both those bonds are essential if we are to achieve full opening from September. Instead of threatening parents with fines, Boris Johnson should be doing a great deal more to prove that his strategy is right. Schools are doing their best to make good on existing guidance and create safe school environments, but the lack of a plan B from Whitehall is far from reassuring."

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