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Teaching union requests 'urgent meeting' on Covid mitigations

Wants to discuss public messaging with DESC

The National Association of Head Teachers says it's requested an 'urgent meeting' with government about Covid mitigations in schools.

It wants to speak to the department of education about public messaging.

More than 328 students, and 30 members of staff, have tested positive for Coronavirus since the start of term.

The department says it's spoken with the local rep about this matter and is in regular contact with all teacher unions to work quickly to resolve any concerns.

Head of the NAHT Rob Kelsall says the rise in cases needs to be stopped before winter:

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