The call comes after the government said that all London primaries should be closed next week.
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At the end of the Christmas holidays, the UK’s biggest teachers’ union has called for all schools in England to stay closed for two more weeks, following a U-turn by the government, ensuring all primary schools in London will be closed next week. Dr. Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the NEU, said that before the infection rate gets out of control, the government needs to close schools in England. “You could end up having to close schools for longer if you allow things to get this bad. What the government can do is what the governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are doing. There’s no such mess in the other countries in the United Kingdom.
And does the government really claim that Covid is somehow different in England from the other United Kingdom countries? “In this regard, I find the government’s recklessness inexplicable, both with the health of educators, but also with the health of communities and the problems that are increasingly around the health of children.” The original proposal of the government called for secondary schools. Parents and schools that did not grasp the logic behind the exclusion in certain districts were tremendously worried. As soon as the Department of Health finds it necessary, we will work with our schools to ensure that they can provide high-quality online learning and re-engage pupils. “The Department for Education (DfE) confirmed the move in a statement. “The government has reviewed the London boroughs where the emergency system will apply, with all new boroughs added, in view of Covid case rates rising rapidly across the capital, and continuing interaction with London leaders and evidence presented. “The DfE is committed to working with schools to ensure they are able to deliver high quality online learning and re-engage pupils as soon as the Department of Health deems appropriate,” it said. Their schools will offer distance learning to children who are unable to attend in person. Early childhood centers will remain open, as will alternative provision and special schools, said the DfE. “Students who are unable to attend in person will be provided with distance learning by their schools. Early childhood centers will remain open, as will alternative provision and special schools, the DfE said. ” We will continue to review the list of local authorities and reopen classrooms as soon as possible, said Williamson. The change means that from Monday to at least January 18, schools in Camden, the City of London, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey, Harrow, Islington, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth and Lewisham will be closed to most students. London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the news that every elementary school in t “Gavin Williamson’s incompetent handling of the return of schools and colleges is causing enormous stress for parents, pupils and staff at schools and colleges and is damaging children’s education. “Several local councils have prepared legal action to hold their elementary school closed. “We are advised by leading lawyers that the omissions on the list are unlawful on a number of grounds and may be challenged in court,”We are advised by leading lawyers that the omissions on the list are unlawful on a number of grounds and may be challenged in court. “I have, we have,