In the Prime Minister's Parliamentary statement on lockdown, Charlotte asked him about special schools. Despite not being mentioned in the Prime Minister's speech on lockdown, special schools will be remaining open during the lockdown.
"The least special schools deserve is clear advice from the Government on how to stay open safely and a commitment to priority access for vaccination in order to keep SEN students safe.
Public Health England have found that the death rate from COVID-19 for those with learning disabilities is over 6 times higher than the general population, making the need for vaccination priority all the more important, not least because preventative measures such as social distancing may be impossible in such a setting.
The Prime Minister’s thanks to SEN schools will simply ring hollow when he refuses to take concerns about vaccinating their pupils and staff seriously, dismissing it as ‘this or that group.’"