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Teachers warned against expressing ‘political views’
September 07, 2018
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LONDON: Teachers must not express political views or use school resources for “party political purposes,” the government has urged in new guidance.

In an update to its advice to schools, the Department for Education (DfE) included a new section which says that staff should “act appropriately” when expressing their views, or using resources, for political campaigns.

“All staff have a responsibility to ensure that they act appropriately in terms of their behaviour, the views they express (in particular political views) and the use of school resources at all times, and should not use school resources for party political purposes,” it says.

The move has prompted accusations from Labour that the government is attempting to “silence teachers” from speaking out over school funding cuts.

Under the law, school staff is not allowed to promote political views when teaching a subject.

The Independent
 

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