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Volume 50 Number 18, May 16, 2020 ARCHIVE HOME JBCENTRE SUBSCRIBE

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Headteachers' union says schools cannot fulfill
government's 'unrealistic' criteria to reopen

A headteachers' union has warned that Britain's schools will not be able to meet the government's target of having all primary pupils back in classrooms before the summer holidays. In a major blow to lockdown easing plans, the National Association of Head Teachers (NHAT) said it had "very significant concerns" about ministers' expectations that children would be able to return before the academic year ends. "These proposals, as they currently stand, are likely to prove impractical and unworkable in most schools," the NAHT said, adding the aim was "not realistic". Education union leaders will meet with the chief medical officer and other experts on Friday to hear the reasoning behind the government's push to reopen schools.

(The Independent)


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