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Year group at Spalding Primary School will be learning from home after teachers say it is not safe to attend

A year group at Spalding Primary School are learning from home after teachers say it is not safe to attend.

Executive head teacher Andrew Raistrick wrote to some parents at the school yesterday afternoon to state that some teachers are following the advice of their unions not to attend the work place until the Government's Science and Advisory Group says it is safe to do so.

The letter outlines the debate which is ongoing between teaching unions and the Government regarding the reopening of schools.

Spalding Primary School (43800312)
Spalding Primary School (43800312)

It states: "The debate centres around the safety of staff in schools and the apparent conflict between Government advice and that of SAGE. Whilst we have a robust risk assessment in place, and have had throughout this pandemic, the teaching unions feel that the Government should delay the opening of schools until the R rate declines.

"I am sorry to write to you, at this late stage, but the teachers in your child's year group have informed me this afternoon that they are following their union's advice and are not coming into the work place until SAGE says it is safe to do so. They will be providing home learning on Seesaw with effect from 9am tomorrow and everyday thereafter until they feel it's safe to return to work.

"We will be looking at ways in which we can provide face to face teaching for children of key workers beyond tomorrow."

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