Tag Archive: kevan collins

Cut-price education package ‘will damage children for life’ say Sir Kevan Collins

23rd June, 2021 8:57 am

Children could suffer “lifelong effects” from the government’s failure to agree to a £15 billion education catch-up package, Sir Kevan Collins has warned. The former education recovery tsar told the Times Education Commission that he feared decision-makers believed that there would be a “natural” recovery, but this would not happen. Collins was speaking publicly for the first time since his resignation after... View Article

Sir Kevan quits over catch-up funding

3rd June, 2021 8:47 am

Our children deserve better than this half-hearted plan Sir Kevan Collins comment from The Times When I was appointed education recovery commissioner in February, I was set a single exam question: what should be done to help children catch up learning lost in the pandemic? During a 40-year career in education, I have been accountable for the performance of hundreds... View Article

A ‘catastrophic education emergency’ has seen children in 14 countries miss almost a year of in-school teaching, a Unicef report has found

10th March, 2021 8:34 am

Pandemic school closures see 168 million children miss almost a year of education At least 168 million children worldwide have missed almost an entire year of school, Unicef has warned, amid concerns that restrictions to tame the coronavirus have triggered a “catastrophic education emergency”. According to a report published on Wednesday, schools in 14 countries – the majority in Latin... View Article