Thursday 20 August 2020 / 7:51 AM Education / Kate Green

Kate Green comments on reports that Gavin Williamson was warmed about the impact of the exams algorithm weeks ago

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on reports that Gavin Williamson was warmed about the impact of the exams algorithm weeks ago, said:

“Gavin Williamson was warned again and again about the problems with the grading algorithm, and each time, he did nothing.

“This endless pattern of incompetence is no way to run a country. His failure to listen to warnings and to act on them risked thousands of young people being robbed of their futures.

“It is time for full transparency. The Department for Education must now publish all correspondence to and from the Secretary of State in which concerns about this algorithm were discussed, as a matter of urgency.

“Young people deserve to know how they came to be let down so badly”.