Kate Green – 2021 Comments on Ventilation in Schools

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Education Secretary, on 5 October 2021.

The Government must not allow another year of children’s learning to descend into chaos with pupils constantly in and out of school.

Ministers should have acted months ago to put ventilation systems in place in our schools and should be doing everything possible to vaccinate teenagers. Yet once again the Government has been too slow to act and children are left feeling the consequences.

Labour has called for comprehensive Covid mitigations in schools, alongside setting out an ambitious recovery plan – extending the school day for new activities, tutoring for all who need it, mental health support in every school – to deliver the new opportunities to learn, play and develop every child needs. It’s time the Conservatives match Labours’ ambition for children’s recovery and their futures.