Monday 30 November 2020 / 4:45 PM Education / Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting comments on reports Government is breaking £350m National Tutoring Programme investment promise

Wes Streeting MP, Labour’s Shadow Schools Minister, commenting on reports that the Government is breaking its promise to invest £350million in the National Tutoring Programme in the academic year 2020/21, said:

“Yet again this government is failing to deliver on its promises which will exacerbate an attainment gap that was widening even before the pandemic. Urgent investment is needed in catch-up learning, alongside support to keep schools open and ensure children self-isolating have access to laptops to enable them learn remotely.

“The Conservatives’ approach is holding children’s education back and without urgent action children’s learning will be permanently damaged by this pandemic.”