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New warning to teachers about expressing political views.

New warning to teachers about expressing political views.

Headteachers and teaching unions have said they will defy any attempts by the Department for Education to block legitimate criticism, after it issued advice warning teachers in England against expressing “political views”.

A revision issued on Wednesday to the DfE’s document entitled Staffing and employment advice for schools– billed as departmental advice for school leaders, governing bodies and local authorities – contained a new paragraph with a blunt statement in a staff management section.

“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,” the paragraph states.

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