Kate Green – 2021 Comments on Teacher Numbers

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary State for Education, on 23 May 2021.

Teachers have experienced a decade of neglect under Conservative governments which is driving them out of classrooms.

Ensuring every child can bounce back from the pandemic should be a top priority but the government has said nothing about the workforce that will deliver the additional support and enhanced offer children need.

Our dedicated teachers and school leaders have worked incredibly hard to support children and families through the pandemic. We must now recognise their invaluable contribution if we are to deliver the promise of a bright future for every child.