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Teachers say Gavin Williamson pandemic texts reveal ‘secret contempt’

Teaching unions react with fury to leaked Matt Hancock messages they say show ‘appalling lack of respect’

Teaching unions have reacted with fury to leaked texts sent by the former education secretary Gavin Williamson at the height of the Covid pandemic, saying they reveal the UK government’s “secret contempt for teachers”.

Paul Whiteman, the general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, said the exchange between Williamson and the then health secretary, Matt Hancock, exposed “the chaos and duplicity at the heart of government”.

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