Tuesday 20 April 2021 / 12:01 AM Education / Kate Green

Labour responds to Education Policy Institute’s report on education catch-up funding

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Education Policy Institute’s report on the funding needed to deliver on the Government’s education catch-up promises, said:

“Boris Johnson has betrayed children by overpromising and under-delivering on catch-up.

“After a decade of neglect of children’s learning, with rising class sizes and increasing child poverty, the Conservatives’ catch-up funding amounts to a measly 43p per child a day. Their inadequate, poorly targeted tutoring programme is leaving thousands without support and they have no plan for children’s wellbeing despite having had months away from their friends.

Labour would put children at the heart of our national recovery. We need catch-up breakfast clubs and a national strategy to ensure every child recovers from the pandemic and is supported to reach their full potential.”