Responding to Boris Johnson’s solitary policy announcement during his keynote speech at Conservative Party conference today, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education Daisy Cooper MP said: “What Boris Johnson has announced today is a drop in the ocean. We can’t level up unless our children can catch up on all the learning they’ve lost to Covid.
“Parents and children have worked hard and made huge sacrifices during the pandemic, but Boris Johnson and his Conservatives are still refusing to support them with proper catch-up funding.
“If the Conservatives cared about education they would invest the £15 billion their own expert said our children need. One third of that should go directly to parents in the form of Catch-Up Vouchers to spend on whatever their children need most.”