Kate Green – 2020 Comments on Gavin Williamson and the Exams Algorithm

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 20 August 2020.

Gavin Williamson was warned again and again about the problems with the grading algorithm, and each time, he did nothing.

This endless pattern of incompetence is no way to run a country. His failure to listen to warnings and to act on them risked thousands of young people being robbed of their futures.

It is time for full transparency. The Department for Education must now publish all correspondence to and from the Secretary of State in which concerns about this algorithm were discussed, as a matter of urgency.

Young people deserve to know how they came to be let down so badly.