With high numbers of pupils and staff having to isolate as a result of Covid cases in their school, Govt decisions are doubling the difficulties faced by disadvantaged children and young people.
The National Education Union is asking people to support and sign an open letter to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, calling upon him to eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals (FSM) to all children who need them over the school holidays.
The latest figures on school absence add to an ever-more compelling argument that Government needs to be vastly more assertive in its efforts to futureproof schools against the effects of Covid outbreaks.
Boris Johnson continues to refuse to commit to Free School Meals in school holidays.
NEU asks Gavin Williamson to explore potential of secondary schools moving to a rota system
Opposition Motion on Free School Meal provision over school holidays
Latest attendance figures show that the Government urgently needs to look at ways of reducing transmission in schools.
National Education Union is calling for an urgent circuit breaker to suppress Covid cases