I took a delegation of Southwark headteachers to meet the Schools Minister virtually to discuss challenges they have faced during Covid.
Southwark schools deserve our thanks and praise for doing so much to educate remotely and in person for key workers’ children throughout the pandemic.
Access to the laptops promised by Government has been patchy at best, delayed and insufficient more routinely. But funding concerns were also raised due to a sneaky cut Ministers are trying to impose which reduces help under the pupil premium system.
I’ll be following up these issues with Heads and the Minister and hope the Government u-turns on a cut after such massive efforts by schools to keep equipping children to have the brightest future!