Gillian Keegan tells teachers to get off backsides and answer Raac survey
The education secretary, Gillian Keegan, has angered teachers a day after a sweary outburst landed her in trouble, this time claiming headteachers who had not responded to a survey about whether they were affected by crumbling concrete should get off their backsides.
Her comments in a radio interview came a day after she was forced to apologise after being caught swearing on camera while expressing frustration about the crisis surrounding reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac) in schools, claiming that everyone else has sat on their arse while she tried to fix the problem.
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Keegan told Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday: The annoying bit, and this was probably a bit of my frustration yesterday, is despite asking since March 2020, theres 5% of schools or responsible bodies that have not responded to the survey. Now hopefully all this publicity will make them get off their backsides.