Friday 27 November 2020 / 7:36 PM Kate Green

Kate Green responds to the Government’s announcement of funding to support schools and colleges

 Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Government’s announcement of funding to support schools and colleges, said:

 “The Government is claiming to be supporting schools and colleges, but this funding barely scratches the surface, and does nothing for early years providers despite mounting financial pressures.

“Teacher absences have to hit one in five over the short-term before this funding will kick in. Schools and colleges cannot survive that level of teacher absence.

“Labour has been calling for proper support for schools, colleges and early years providers throughout the pandemic. The Conservatives’ approach is holding children’s education back. Ministers needs to wake up to the crisis facing our education and childcare services.”