School lessons go online AGAIN - 'Covid-style' remote learning set to replace classrooms as teachers strike across UK
Several unions across the UK are threatening to strike over pay and working conditions as the country continues to be battered by industrial action
School lessons are set to go online again as “Covid-style” remote learning is set to replace classroom teaching.
The change is to ensure children across the UK are still able to receive an education as teacher strikes across the country batter the education system.
Ministers are also looking into ways in which they can potentially merge schools together and share their resources.
This morning, the general secretary of the National Education Union said she thinks the group will have met the threshold for strike action in their current ballot.
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The NEU announcement will be made at 5pm and the union will have to give two weeks’ notice of any industrial action.
More than 300,000 teachers and support staff were asked to vote in the ballot.
The National Association of Head Teachers is also set to announce the results of their strike ballot later today.
The CEO of The White Horse Federation, Paul Smith, told The Independent that if the strikes take place, his organisation “will be introducing Covid-like arrangements so that the most vulnerable students and those from keyworker families have a safe and warm place they can come to during any industrial action”.
Other arrangements include free school meals for those eligible.
Despite this, he urged the Government and unions to come to an agreement so that students’ education would not suffer.
It comes as Children across Scotland are set to miss more days of school as a teaching union has announced 22 additional days of strikes in the ongoing pay dispute.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said the new strike days are in addition to the previously announced 16-day programme of rolling strike action, set to begin in schools across the country next week.
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