A party that puts protecting wealthy pensioners and opposing building on the Green Belt ahead of investing in schools deserves to be polling in third place amongst the under 24s.
Decision-makers are merely trying to appease those who would rather keep schools closed.
By using sugar tax funds, it could greatly alleviate some of the difficulties in schools across the country.
Here are three measures the Department of Education should take to stop this from happening.
Students need skills like resilience, financial education, oracy and teamwork to secure jobs and thrive in employment.
Institutions have been dragging their feet, when it comes to opening up. But there’s evidence of a quiet revolution.
It’s offered children from all backgrounds a range of enriching experiences during the long summer break.
They should be held accountable for bettering the academic progress of the most deprived students.
Asked who is to “blame” for children falling behind, most parents blame “the pandemic” rather than the Government.
Medway, the unitary authority for my constituency of Gillingham and Rainham, is in the top 22 per cent of the most deprived areas for education in England.
The third in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
Plus: There must be a national inquiry led by the Department for Education or Ofsted to establish what has gone on in our schools.
That is why Reform is today calling for a new Civil Contingencies Select Committee, dedicated solely to scrutinising government’s resilience capabilities.