Wednesday 24 February 2021 / 7:53 AM Kate Green

Kate Green responds to Government’s education recovery funding announcement

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, responding to the Government’s announcement of funding to support children’s education recovery, said:

“This is not adequate and will not make up for the learning and time with friends that children have lost.

“There is no specific mention of supporting children’s mental health or wellbeing, which is fundamental to enabling their recovery from this pandemic.

“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak spent more on the failed Eat Out to Help Out Scheme than they will on our children’s recovery. This package amounts to just 43p per day for each child.”