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Coronavirus - members

Further advice will be made available here as matters become clearer, along with advice on what school staff can and should do and cannot and should not do whether working in school or at home.

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Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 poses serious challenges to schools, colleges, childcare and social care providers.

Advice

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Coronavirus : safe home-based working

During the coronavirus pandemic, many NEU members will be working from home, either on days they are not on the rota to be in school, or because they fall into the categories of those who should not be in school because they are vulnerable.

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Coronavirus - keeping yourself safe

Our major priority, during this awful crisis, is the health and safety of our members who are continuing to go to work to care for vulnerable pupils and the children of key workers.

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Coronavirus - leaders

Advice for school leaders on coronavirus - with many schools and colleges remaining open for some students, we are keen to help you ensure clarity and safety in the workplace, while supporting all of you to help continue support for all staff and students.

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Coronavirus - reps

Guide for National Education Union workplace representatives and how to support your members during coronavirus outbreak.

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Tuberculosis in Schools

This briefing gives information about tuberculosis (TB) and steps to be taken when cases arise in schools among students or teachers.

Hand washing Advice
Hygiene control in schools

Advice on the appropriate hygiene procedures for schools which will help to prevent the spread of blood-borne viruses such as HIV and hepatitis A, B and C, and conditions such as dysentery.

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Hepatitis in schools

Advice on what precautions to take when a case of viral hepatitis arises in a school or where a known carrier of the disease is a pupil in the school.

Blog

Press release

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School closure policies

The UCL review indicates that school closures are effective as part of a combination of tactics. Schools can only open safely on the basis of sound scientific reasoning. We are a long way from this point.

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Action for supply teachers

Supply teachers, agency teaching assistants and others working in the education sector must have proper financial stability, on a genuine like-for-like with their directly-employed counterparts.

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Exams

We welcome this announcement from Government. Evidence shows teacher-assessed grades are reliable and valid.

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Key workers

This is a very long list and could result in some schools having the majority of pupils attending. This will not achieve the goal of slowing the spread of the virus.

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Coronavirus

Schools have an important role to play, but we are concerned about suggestions in recent days that larger class sizes will be recommended for indefinite periods.

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