Wednesday 8 December 2021 / 4:14 PM Education / Schools / Stephen Morgan

Stephen Morgan MP responds to school ventilation funding comments

Stephen Morgan MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, responding to the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education saying schools will have to fund ventilation systems out of existing budgets, said:

“Children across this country are wearing coats in class because the government has again failed to plan ahead and get ventilation systems in place before the winter.

“Now almost two years into the pandemic, schools are learning that they will have to foot the bill for air filters out of already overstretched school budgets.

“The Conservatives’ chaotic, last minute approach is damaging children’s educations and cannot go on. The Education Secretary must now get a plan in place for schools and get the vaccine out to children over 12 to limit the spread of the virus.”