Voice Community cautiously welcomes the decision to implement a two-week fire-break in Wales, where it was clear that new measures were needed.
We have always maintained that decisions on the opening of schools should be guided by scientific evidence and data, and we ask that this be the case going forward.
Any decision made on the opening of schools must be in the best interests of pupils and staff, and must keep everyone safe in education settings around Wales – this includes the decision to reopen to some students on 2 November.
We look forward to the Welsh Government presenting a sustainable plan for the education of children in Wales that controls the spread of the virus in education settings.
Voice Community has expressed concern in the past over the expectation on staff to live stream lessons. Safeguarding measures must be put in place to protect both teachers and pupils.