The comments made by Bridget Phillipson, the Shadow Education Secretary, on 7 December 2021.
As this report makes clear, children have needed the government’s support and protection as they faced untold disruption throughout the pandemic, but they have been let down.
Boris Johnson promised to prioritise children’s recovery but threw out his own catch-up chief’s proposals to help children bounce back.
Labour has set out an ambitious children’s recovery plan which prioritises every child’s wellbeing, with new activities promoting social development, as well as their learning.
The Conservatives have simply not risen to the scale of the challenge. The Education Secretary must get a grip and match Labour’s ambition by finally delivering a comprehensive recovery plan which will ensure every child can reach their potential.