Children: Disadvantaged

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th May 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Jones Sarah Jones Shadow Minister (Home Office)

What steps he is taking to ensure that the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers does not widen during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Taiwo Owatemi Taiwo Owatemi Labour, Coventry North West

What steps he is taking to ensure that the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers does not widen during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Labour, Enfield North

What steps he is taking to ensure that the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers does not widen during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

What steps he is taking to ensure that the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers does not widen during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The government has already committed over £100 million to boost remote education, including by providing devices and internet access to vulnerable children who need it most.

Schools also continue to receive the pupil premium – worth around £2.4 billion annually – to help them support their disadvantaged pupils.

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