Monday 5 July 2021 / 8:18 PM Education / Kate Green

Labour responds to PM’s comments on ‘maintaining key protections but removing bubbles in schools’

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Prime Minister’s comments that the Government will “maintain key protections but remove bubbles” in schools, said:

“Parents, pupils and teachers are getting mixed messages, when what they need is absolute clarity about how the Government intends to keep children in school.

“The Education Secretary must set out the evidence underpinning these decisions and should finally heed Labour’s call for measures such as better ventilation in classrooms.

“The Conservatives’ neglect of children throughout the pandemic, and negligence in letting the Delta variant take hold, is a betrayal of the staff and parents who’ve worked tirelessly to keep kids learning. The Government must now give them a clear plan for the final weeks of this year and the return to school in September.”