The Covid-19 pandemic has proved just how valuable schools are to children, young people and society.

During the last year, education staff have created new ways to support learning, keep students connected and nurture those who need extra care.

It’s reminded us all how much school contributes to the lives of young people and how much rests on the professional skills of our educators.

But coronavirus has caused huge damage to children and young people’s learning and tested the current education system to the limit. Moving beyond the pandemic, things need to change.

That is why the National Education Union (NEU) has launched Value Education, Value Educators, to highlight the concerns of our members, parents and students so that, together, we can change things for the better.

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