ASCL comment on avoiding use of schools for May polls

11/02/2021
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, comments on the government letter about avoiding the use of school buildings for polls on 6 May. 
 
Commenting on the government letter about avoiding the use of school buildings for polls on 6 May, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:
 
“We are very pleased that efforts are being made to avoid using schools for the May polls in order to minimise further disruption to education.
 
“We would like to see this become a permanent state of affairs with schools only ever used for polls as a last resort when there is absolutely no other alternative.
 
“It is important at all times that education is not disrupted, and the use of schools as polling stations does feel like something of an anachronism.”