Thursday 5 August 2021 / 12:01 AM Education / Kate Green

Kate Green responds to Cambridge and UCL’s research ‘Heads reveal how ‘overwhelming’ Government guidance held schools back as COVID hit’

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to Cambridge University and University College London’s research ‘Heads reveal how ‘overwhelming’ Government guidance held schools back as COVID hit’, said:

“The Conservatives have operated in panic mode throughout this crisis, with a complete lack of planning leading to confusing, contradictory guidance that has harmed kids’ educations.

“The abject failure of Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson to provide clear leadership has compounded the chaos within the education system.

“This chaos is now infecting our recovery with Boris Johnson’s failing to stand-up for children’s catch-up. Labour has set out a comprehensive Children’s Recovery Plan with opportunities for all children to learn, play and develop post-pandemic. It’s time the Conservatives’ match Labour’s ambition for our children’s futures.”