Wednesday 18 November 2020 / 12:01 AM Education

NAHT report – Wes Streeting responds

Wes Streeting MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Schools, welcoming the report of the National Association of Head Teachers’ School Improvement Commission, said:

“Labour has consistently called for proper support for school leaders and a system of accountability that genuinely improves the learning experience for children and young people. We will only get the best out of our pupils if we get the best out of our teachers, support staff and school leaders which requires good quality training and professional development.

“Even before the coronavirus pandemic, progress to close the gap between pupils from the most and least disadvantaged backgrounds was not only stalling under this Government, but slipping into reverse. The Government must urgently refocus its attention on tackling educational disadvantage to prevent an entire generation of children from being left behind.”