Coronavirus: Supply teachers suffering ‘huge anxiety’

Scottish supply teachers have written again to education secretary John Swinney, accusing councils and the government of causing them “huge anxiety and suffering” by failing to provide them with a financial safety net, TES is reporting.

The open letter – signed anonymously by 120 supply teachers, double the number that signed a similar letter to Mr Swinney earlier this month – is calling for financial support for all supply teachers for the duration of the coronavirus shutdown which led to schools being closed and this year’s exams being cancelled.

The letter states that while some supply teachers have contracts that will cover them for the next few week or months, “many more have been told that we do not qualify for any support and that we are now unemployed”.

There will be fears that to alienate supply staff again could have huge repercussions for schools when closures are lifted.

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