Vix Lowthian, a secondary school teacher, parent, NEU member and the Green Party's Spokesperson on Education spoke at a Green Party Trade Union meeting yesterday on 'Covid, Schools and School Workers.'
At the beginning of the meeting she was completing the signing off of a press release backing the National Education Union's decision to advise members to not work in full classes due to the rise in Covid cases but instead teach on-line or in the small bubbles formed for chidlren of key workers and vulnerable pupils.
In Brent and the rest of London primary schools are closed to all but vulnerable and key worker children, and teaching moved on-line. Tonight decisions are still bing made by individual schools, headteacher and local authortiies in other parts of the country.
The video gives a full acount of the issues involved.