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Unions reacted furiously to the dismantling of masks in classrooms last night, accusing Boris Johnson of flouting his “duty of care” towards teachers.

The prime minister lifted a series of restrictions on Wednesday, including the elimination of work from home and the removal of the need for Covid passes in large places next week.

Starting today, it will no longer be mandatory for students to wear face coverings while learning at school.

The move was hailed in some areas as a big step toward a return to normalcy, but the National Education Union has warned that raising sidewalks too soon could cause further disruption.

Joint Secretary General Dr Mary Bousted said: “Schools and colleges are still feeling the impact of Covid-19.

‘The latest update to the ONS infection survey shows that one in 10 primary school pupils has Covid-19.

‘While the trend among children of secondary school age is downward, it is uncertain, given the short time that schools have returned since the Christmas break, that this trend will continue.

Starting today, it will no longer be mandatory for students to wear face coverings while learning at school.

Starting today, it will no longer be mandatory for students to wear face coverings while learning at school.

The prime minister lifted a series of restrictions on Wednesday, including the elimination of work from home and the removal of the need for Covid passes in large places next week.

The prime minister lifted a series of restrictions on Wednesday, including the elimination of work from home and the removal of the need for Covid passes in large places next week.

“Such uncertainty could lead to a pronounced risk of further disruption with children and staff having to isolate.

“We are concerned to see what the Covid-19-related absence is when the figures are released next week.

“The danger is that we lift restrictions too quickly before the effects of going back to school are clear.

“This will result in more disruptions to education, which is extremely worrying, especially for students sitting national exams this year, whose education has already been severely affected.

“Instead of ads aimed at saving Boris Johnson’s job, the government should exercise a duty of care to the nation’s students and the staff who educate them.

“This disruption is at the government’s doorstep, which should have implemented ventilation and filtration solutions before Omicron, as recommended by SAGE, and should urgently implement these solutions now to ensure disruption to education is kept to a minimum.” .

It comes after teachers also warned that it will take more than 18 months for pupils to catch up after falling behind in their studies due to Covid.

Public school teachers were much more likely to offer a gloomy forecast compared to their private school counterparts, according to a survey of 4,690 teachers in England conducted by Teacher Tapp for leading EdTech event, Bett.

The study showed that 14 per cent of teachers in private primary schools and 23 per cent in private secondary schools had not seen students falling behind due to school closures or Covid-related absences.

It comes after teachers also warned that it will take more than 18 months for pupils to catch up after falling behind in their studies due to Covid.

It comes after teachers also warned that it will take more than 18 months for pupils to catch up after falling behind in their studies due to Covid.

Most private high school teachers thought their students would catch up in six months. Only 3 percent of public school teachers did not believe students had been left behind, compared to 19 percent in private schools.

The figures may be explained in part by private schools adapting more quickly to learning at home, including by providing laptops to students.

Some 36 percent of elementary teachers in public schools thought it would take 18 months or more for students to catch up, while 32 percent of teachers in state secondary schools thought the same.

In general, classroom teachers were slightly more pessimistic than principals or members of senior leadership teams (SLTs).

Some 32 percent of coalface teachers thought it would take 18 months or more, compared to 31 percent of SLTs and 28 percent of principals.

When broken down by subject, Key Stage 2 language teachers and primary teachers were the most pessimistic, with 34 per cent believing it would take more than 18 months.

It also emerged that nearly four in ten (38 percent) of teachers agree or strongly agree with prohibiting school closures and classifying them as “essential infrastructure.”

The measure is proposed by Conservative MP Rob Halfon, chairman of the education select committee, who wants school closures banned unless voted in favor by parliament.

Eve Harper, director of the Bett programme, who commissioned the research, said: “Our survey shows that teachers are clearly concerned that the learning gap has widened since the pandemic. More teachers think that the recovery from Covid will take 18 months or more.

‘There is also a big difference in how long public school teachers fear it will take students to catch up on lost learning compared to private school teachers.

“Education technology has been critical during remote learning and beyond, but it’s clear there’s a lot to be done to ensure all students have the best opportunity to catch up and teachers feel well supported in their roles.”


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