Following the news that it will be up to local authorities in Wales to determine whether schools open for an additional week at the end the summer term, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “It is disappointing that there is still no agreement between the Welsh Government, local authorities and some trade unions on schools reopening.
“Plans for schools to return have been thrown into confusion again as it is now down to each local authority to decide how it intends to proceed. School leaders and families are desperate for some certainty so that meaningful plans can be put together. In a crisis like this we will not achieve perfection and this should be about exploring the art of the possible in the interest of children. NAHT saw much of the Minister’s plan as a pragmatic attempt to move the situation forward for learners. What matters now is that we quickly identify a consensus that supports education.”
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