Faith in the government among teaching staff is at rock bottom according to new research from the National Education Union (NEU), as 84% of those polled said they did not trust that schools would be kept safe.
The survey, which included 5,451 union members working across primary, secondary and early years education, confirms that there is widespread concern over a lack of access to testing for teachers and students.
Commenting on the results, NEU joint general secretary Kevin Courtney said: “School and college staff are doing everything they can to keep schools open for all pupils, but the government is not pulling its weight.
“Our survey shows all too clearly that a lack of access to testing and the disruption of self-isolation, often due to the lack of a test result, is undermining the ability of schools to maintain fully-staffed on-site learning for all those who need it…
“This was completely foreseeable. A return to schools and colleges, matched with the opening-up of society, offices, and the movement of university students across the UK, was always likely to heighten the case count.