Wes Streeting – 2020 Comments on National Tutoring Programme

The comments made by Wes Streeting, the Shadow Schools Minister, on 30 November 2020.

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.