Coronavirus: Williamson acknowledges teacher anxiety

According to TES, the education secretary has acknowledged teachers’ anxiety about their “wellbeing” and thanked them for their “vital service” amid the coronavirus crisis in an emotive letter to school staff.

Gavin Williamson said he wanted to express his “deepest gratitude” for all the work schools are doing for their communities, adding that he had heard “extraordinary examples” of teachers and leaders responding with “flexibility, pragmatism and creativity” in “unparalleled circumstances”.

In a letter to schools, Mr Williamson said he recognised staff were being asked to go to “exceptional lengths” to rise to the challenge, meaning they “rightly take their place next to our NHS staff and other critical workers as central to our country’s efforts in battling this virus”.

He acknowledged this will be a “difficult time” for all those involved, and schools will be “anxious” about the “wellbeing of their staff.”

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