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We must make sure classes are safe places before pupils return

Stephen McCord


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'Today we have published a survey carried out among our membership which elicited an unprecedented reaction, with over 2,500 responses from teachers across school settings.' (PA)

'Today we have published a survey carried out among our membership which elicited an unprecedented reaction, with over 2,500 responses from teachers across school settings.' (PA)

PA

'Today we have published a survey carried out among our membership which elicited an unprecedented reaction, with over 2,500 responses from teachers across school settings.' (PA)

We miss the children and we want them back! However, as we begin to consider what a return to the classroom setting will look like in the next academic year, parents, children and teachers must be assured that schools are safe spaces before this can happen.

On Friday we will have published a survey carried out among our membership which elicited an unprecedented reaction, with over 2,500 responses from teachers across school settings.

This alone demonstrates the passion Northern Ireland teachers have for their vocation and their drive to get learning back to normal, or at least a new kind of normal, for children.