The “Covid consensus” is finally starting to crumble. At last some opposition politicians are starting to speak out clearly about the woeful failure of the Tory Government to control the spread of the virus. But words alone can be ignored. So now it’s time for the NEU to back up words with action and call strike ballots in the worst affected areas.
A Special Conference of the NEU took place on Saturday via “Zoom”. A first-time delegate gives their impression of what was debated – and what was not.
“To expect me to run a school when we just cannot get tests is impossible”.
A Headteacher of a large primary school explains the growing pressures facing schools.
“Now we’re in local lockdown. Yet the schools are open, and there is still no sign of routine tests or even temperatures being taken at the gates. If they had routine tests each week then we could just get on with it. This nonsense will just lead to closures all over again”.
Socialist Party members played an important part in building the Day of Action organised on 21st August to highlight the need for a safe return to school in September.
The Tories have been forced into a complete U-turn over the issue of A-Level and GCSE grade moderation.