Pressure is growing on Scotland’s school system, due to the rising number of pupils and teachers away from class, because of Covid-19. In the past week more than 23 000 pupils and 2 000 school staff were isolating either because they’d tested positive for the virus or had been identified as a contact. Some teachers have told the BBC they don’t feel safe at work.
‘Some‘ is not defined. If it was a big number, would they say ‘some?’ An English teacher union survey on the 5th November insisted that nearly half were worried:
Also, in England on 6th November, the ONS found that teachers are no more likely to contract Covid-19 than other key workers:
We then hear from the Scottish Government that attendance levels are above 90% most days.
There are more than 700 000 pupils and more than 52 000 teachers plus uncounted support staff in Scottish schools.
This is a co-ordinated scare story, prompted by a teacher union’s leader in collusion with pals in Scottish Labour to do his part in the campaign to find anything bad about the SNP Government’s performance, regardless of the costs, in anxiety levels or attendance.
For a bit of context, in the last week of October, attendance in English schools was 82%