The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 13 September 2021.
We welcome that vaccines for teenagers have received the green light from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers. The challenge now for the Government is to get jabs out to kids as quickly as possible to prevent further avoidable disruption to their education.
The Conservatives’ chaotic mismanagement of children’s education has kept children out of class for 115 days. The Government must finally listen to Labour, parents, teachers and scientific advisers to get proper ventilation and Covid secure measures in place to keep children learning together in class.
Children have been let down time and again during this pandemic. The Conservatives must now give children’s education catch-up the priority it deserves and match Labour’s Children’s Recovery Plan that would deliver the small group tutoring, breakfast clubs and new activities every child needs to reach their full potential.