TEACHERS WITHOUT PPE
Right now, all my energies are consumed with promoting teachers’ rights. Teachers in the UK are asked to ‘Carry On’ amidst a global pandemic with NO protection, NO benefits, NO advice, NO PPE (Personal Protection Equipment). PPE is VITAL for travel (if not when working with children). It is now an underlying scandal that at a time when schools are supposed to be closed, they remain open and staffed by individuals who are unsupported and unprovided for.
Teachers get NO mention in daily PM Briefings or in the news. Contrary to the public view, schools are not only open for pupils with Special Needs (SEN) but to children from an extensive list of Key Workers. As a jobbing supply teacher, off contract, I shall most likely be testing the water on Monday to see how it goes. Unknowing if I can rely on transport which I have to pay for. Along with my own cobbled-together PPE kit which will be inadequate for the long term.
I am mentally and emotionally exhausted. It beggars belief that as a teacher in the UK I am needing to spend time fighting for basic requirements and assurances which are never forthcoming. Please, if you can, spend a moment to respond or to share my updates and posts; in order to promote awareness of these scandalous issues. Everyone can make a difference. Please support those who support us.
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