Monday 28 June 2021 / 8:42 AM Education / Kate Green

Labour responds to report that 100,000 children didn’t return to schools full-time

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on a report finding that 100,000 children did not return to schools full-time when they reopened, said: 


“It is hugely concerning that so many children haven’t returned to school. The Conservatives have neglected education throughout this pandemic and this cannot be allowed to lead to children falling out of the system altogether.


“The Conservatives have failed to take the steps needed to keep schools Covid-secure, and their catch-up plan is woefully insufficient to support pupils in recovering from the pandemic.” 


“Labour’s Children’s Recovery Plan will give every child access to the extracurricular activities, academic help, and well-being support they need to thrive.”