Release date: 16/09/2020
The National Governance Association (NGA), Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) have written jointly to the Prime Minister to express mounting concern about difficulties in obtaining COVID-19 tests and accessing timely advice from local health protection teams.
The letter says that this is placing "leaders in an impossible situation" and warns that delays in the system are "increasingly disruptive to children’s education and make staffing unsustainable". It calls on the Prime Minister to personally take charge of the situation, concluding “We are sure you agree that schools and colleges have done a fantastic job in putting in place complex safety systems in order to reopen to millions of children and young people. They now need the government to step up to the plate."
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