Skills that Businesses Need: Equipping Students

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 6th September 2021.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We set minimum requirements for all schools for what was required in terms of lessons, and of course we provided extra support, with BBC Bitesize, the Oak National Academy, additional devices—all the support we could. Clearly, it took a bit of time, because we were responding to a pandemic. However, it is clear that under the education recovery fund, which will remain under review, we have millions and millions of student tuition hours still to be taken. Many students are signing up for it; many of them will be receiving that additional support right now in classrooms. However, this is not a short-term solution; there will be longer-term answers.