Educational inequality will be ‘legacy of Covid’ without more funding, Government warned

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Educational inequality could be the “legacy of Covid”, the former catch-up tsar has said, as he raised a warning against “complacency” that recovery could happen on its own.

Sir Kevan Collins told the Commons’ education committee he had quit his role because the “feeble” amount put forward would not make up for the hours of lost learning. His proposals for a £15 billion-package were met with a £1.4 billion fund.

He told MPs: “The growing education inequality could be the legacy of Covid if we’re not very careful. We have to intentionally and directly intervene, support the children with the greatest need.”

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