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Williamson attacks schools amid criticism of education catch-up plan

Education secretary accuses schools of sending children home early as MPs criticise ‘disappointing’ Covid recovery plans The education secretary has accused schools of cutting short lunch breaks and sending children home early as he came under sustained fire from opposition MPs angry about the government’s “disappointing” education recovery package. In a tricky hour-long defence of the additional £1.4bn catch-up funding offer, which caused uproar when it was announced last week, Williamson attempted to placate his critics promising that more was to come including a review of the length of the school day to maximise on catch-up. Continue reading...

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