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Labour says Government should trust families and enable cash payments for free school meals

@Labour is calling on the government to trust families and enable a system of cash payments for free school meals while schools are closed to most pupils, ending the scandal of inadequate food parcels and giving families choice over how to receive support.

Kate Green responds to the Education Secretary statement on schools, colleges and Teacher Assessed Grades for 2021

@KateGreenSU, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Education Secretary’s statement on the closure of schools, said:

Labour calls on the Government to adopt plan to get every child online

@wesstreeting and @ChiOnwurah calls on the Government to adopt plan to get every child online Labour is calling for the Government to adopt its plan to get every child online and every school supported to deliver digital excellence, as most children will be learning remotely until February half-term.

Tens of thousands of childcare providers at risk of closure because of government funding changes, new analysis reveals

Tens of thousands of childcare providers at risk of closure because of government funding changes, new analysis reveals

Labour demands “serially incompetent” Gavin Williamson answers dozens of outstanding questions from parents after announcement chaos

@UKLabour is demanding that @GavinWilliamson urgently answers outstanding questions after his shambolic announcement on school reopening led to chaos for parents, pupils and school staff just days before term is due to restart.

Labour demands “swift and decisive action” to tackle sexual harassment across the education system

#EveryonesInvited - @UKLabour is demanding “swift and decisive action” to tackle sexism across the education system, following over 8,000 reports of sexual harassment and abuse being posted on the Everyone’s Invited website.

Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green comments on the new Turing scheme to replace Erasmus Plus

@KateGreenSU, Shadow Secretary of State for Education Comments on the government’s new Turing scheme which is replacing @EUErasmusPlus 

Labour calls on Education Secretary to make a statement on the reopening of schools and colleges

Kate Green, @UKLabour’s Shadow Education Secretary, has called on @GavinWilliamson to make a statement to Parliament tomorrow (30 Dec) on the return of schools and colleges. The Prime Minister and Education Secretary met yesterday but 24 hours later no clarity has been provided to parents, staff and pupils.  

New analysis shows pupils will miss out on vital catch-up support

@UKLabour warns Government failing generation of children as new analysis shows pupils will miss out on vital catch-up support   Today (Tuesday) Labour is warning that the Government risks failing a generation of children as new analysis shows just one in six pupils on Free School Meals, who are most likely to fall behind their peers, will benefit from programmes to help them catch-up on lost learning. 

Labour calls for credible plan for exams as over 8 million children face tier two and three restrictions

@UKLabour is calling on the Government to set out a credible plan for GCSE and A-level exams as new data from the House of Commons Library shows that over 8.7 million children face entering tier two and three restrictions.

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