Gavin Williamson – 2020 Comments on Provision of Laptops and Tablets to Students

The comments made by Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, on 20 December 2020.

We know how important it is for children to be in school, but it’s also vital that where public health advice means they can’t be, we have all-encompassing measures in place to prevent them falling behind.

That’s why scaling up our devices scheme, alongside our tutoring offer to reach as many children and young people as possible, is so important.

Providing one million devices is a hugely significant achievement, not only in the context of supporting children through the pandemic, but an investment in tech for our schools, colleges and children for years to come.