‘It’s been awful’: teachers at English secondary schools on the first week back

Pupils not wearing masks is a major worry, as is a very heavy workload due to staff off with Omicron, they say

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In England, following a Christmas break full of uncertainty about further restrictions, a rise in the number of Omicron Covid cases and disrupted Christmas plans due to self-isolating family members, pupils returned to school at the start of January for a new term.

Only a few days before teachers returned to school, new advice emerged from the Department for Education (DfE) saying all secondary school pupils should wear masks in classrooms in an attempt to stem a rise in cases of the Omicron variant.

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