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  • Special Schools Survey:
    • The vast majority of staff in special schools (96%) are unable to maintain social distancing.
    • Half of members working in special schools (49%) fear for their personal safety.
    • 86% think clear scientific evidence on children as carriers must be presented before wider opening of special schools.
    The findings of our latest survey –…
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  • Four prominent members of the Government’s own scientific advisory body have broken ranks to express worries about the safety of wider primary school opening on Monday. SAGE members Professor Peter Horby, who is chair of the Government's New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group  (NERVTAG); Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Institute; John Edmunds, professor of…
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  • Legal provisions The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires the employer – so far as is reasonably practicable – to maintain a place of work “in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks”. Moreover, the…
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  • Commenting on Early Years Workforce Development in England, an EPI report funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:
    “This careful and detailed report shows that while early years provision has grown in size since 2010, it still suffers from serious issues of quality – issues which are the…
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