The Prime Minister seems to be mulling some school re-openings pre-Easter. But how long will it last and who can really be sure?
Posts Tagged: Education Select Committee
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
Robert Halfon: The levelling-up ladder risks being knocked away by Covid-inspired decisions on education
Children’s opportunities in life will suffer as a result of school closures – and there still hasn’t been much data to explain why they were needed.
The Chair of the Education Select Committee presses the Secretary of State on access to technology, assessment, and vaccination for school staff.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Robert Halfon: Delivering social justice means feeding children properly. We’re not doing so – and we must.
The Government’s own calculations of welfare payments do not cost in the provision of a healthy diet.
Dr Meadows said that all sorts of trials had taken place. The point is: why not this one, which would have allowed problems to be identified in advance?
Starmer has been scathing about Williamson’s U-turn. But what right does he have to criticise?
A number of highly-equipped educational establishments will be out of use until the next academic year. We should use them.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
The Exiting the European Union Committee has been renamed. The Conservative MPs elected to it are staunch Brexiteers.
Julian Brazier: Universities in the bottom half of the sector would howl. But here are the reforms we should make to the system.
Surely there is a strong case for capping student applications, not in arbitrary numerical terms, but on the basis of academic achievement at school?
These bodies will play an important role in holding this majority Government to account. What will Downing Street make of the results?
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.