Tuesday 18 May 2021 / 12:01 AM Education / Kate Green

Labour responds to calls from NAHT school leaders’ union for headteachers to be released from test & trace burden

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to calls from NAHT school leaders’ union for headteachers to be released from test and trace burden to prevent staff ‘exodus’, said:

“Relying on the good will of headteachers to step up for their communities is a woefully insufficient response to the importance of tracing Covid contacts.

“We owe headteachers an enormous debt for the extra work they have taken on this year to keep our communities going, but warm words are not enough.

“The Government needs to finally put in place the contact tracing infrastructure needed to control the spread of the virus and enable heads to focus on their priorities: settling children back into school, supporting their recovery and delivering the world class education every child deserves.”