- Left-wing councils join revolt against Government plans to keep schools open
- Brighton and Hove City Council demanded primary schools teach remotely
- National Education Union said Gov. was ‘failing to protect children, their families and our communities’, saying its members had legal right to refuse to work
- Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who said it was imperative that the nation’s children were back in class to stop them falling behindMore Left-wing councils were last night joining the revolt against Government plans to keep schools open.
Brighton and Hove City Council followed eight authorities in London in demanding primaries teach remotely amid rising Covid cases.
Most primaries in England are expected to open their doors tomorrow, while secondary schools will reopen on a staggered basis later this month with plans to test every student weekly.
Yesterday, however, the UK’s largest teaching union advised members it was not safe to return to the classroom and called for a move to online teaching.