Tuesday 22 December 2020 / 12:01 AM Education / Kate Green

Kate Green comments on Education Policy Institute’s new report Assessing Covid-19 cost pressures on England’s schools

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the Education Policy Institute’s new report Assessing Covid-19 cost pressures on England’s schools, said:

“Schools are getting less support from the government now than they did in March. This is pushing them to make cuts in areas such as support for pupils to catch-up on lost learning, in order to fund safety measures during the pandemic.

“At this critical time in children’s education, this risks entrenching disadvantage and the damage that has been done to children’s learning this year.

“The government must now act on Labour’s call and review the funding available to cover schools’ additional Covid-19 related costs.”