Julian questions Education Secretary on support for students who have fallen behind over the pandemic
March 1, 2021
Today, Julian has asked the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson what he is doing to target support to students most affected by the impacts of the pandemic. Welcoming the Government’s announcement of additional funding to provide catch-up courses over the summer, he encouraged Ministers to make an effort to bridge the growing educational divide and ensure support is targeted at those who need it most.
Commenting afterwards Julian said:
‘Unfortunately the impact of schools closures in the last twelve months will be felt for many years to come and it is incumbent on the Government to do all they can to ensure that firstly the support is there to help students to catch up and secondly that this is targeted to those who have unable to fully access online teaching resources over the last year.’