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NAHT Cymru comments on Education Minister's principles for reopening schools

Laura Doel, director of NAHT Cymru, the school leaders' union in Wales, said: “We are clear that there should be no wider opening of schools until it is safe to do so. Safe for pupils, safe for staff, and safe for parents and the wider community. But it is important that any considerations about a future return must be carefully thought through, so we welcome the announcement by education minister Kirsty Williams today. We agree that the five key principles set out are sensible but require further details on how those principles will be maintained in practice.

“It is  vital that any plan for return is informed by the profession. It is school leaders who have the clearest understanding of the practicalities and challenges that will need to be faced. We urge the minister to bring in education unions from the outset of this process as the profession must be at the heart of any plan to return to school.”

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Steven George
NAHT Head of Press and Media
01444 472886
07970 907730

Rose Tremlett 
Senior Press Officer 
07545 354363

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