Kate Green responds to a survey from the National Association of Headteachers
***Embargoed 0001Hrs, Thursday 18 March***
Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to a survey from the National Association of Headteachers on the impact of Government changes to the pupil premium census, said:
“Ministers have failed to protect family finances from the impacts of the pandemic, but as more children have become eligible for extra funding to help them achieve at school, the Government is changing the criteria and making it harder for schools to support their pupils.
“Disadvantaged children are missing out on the Government’s tutoring programme which was only reaching 1 in every 200 students last month, and Ministers are compounding this failure with the risk that disadvantaged pupils will be left behind by the Government’s failed response to this pandemic.”