School Attendance

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at on 22 June 2020.

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Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

I am enormously proud that after 10 years of a Conservative-led Government the attainment gap between those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those from more advantaged backgrounds has narrowed at every stage of children’s education. We have kept schools open for vulnerable children, and those children most at risk have been seen or contacted by their social workers. I thank social workers and schools across the country for doing that. We need to get children back to school, and the Opposition should support us.