Kate Green – 2020 Comments on National School Attendance Data

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 1 December 2020.

The government’s failure to get the pandemic under control months ago means that one in six children have been out of school for the second week in a row.

The government must respond to Labour’s calls to publish how many children have now missed school multiple times, urgently set out support to keep schools open, ensure children self-isolating have access remote learning and set out a plan for exams which delivers certainty for pupils, teachers and parents.