Kate Green – 2021 Comments on Funding for Breakfast Clubs

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 15 March 2021.

This is a pitiful response to Labour’s call for a universal breakfast club offer for every child. This funding is likely to provide breakfast club support to just four per cent of children which is simply not good enough.

Labour is calling for breakfast clubs to be available to support every child to recover the learning and social development they have lost during the pandemic.

From providing a measly 43p per child per day for educational catch-up to offering no additional funding for schools in the Budget, the Conservatives have shown they are simply not ambitious about children’s recovery from this pandemic.