Hackney teachers and schools achieved a miracle when they transformed, in a matter of days, to teach and support students virtually. But the Government is letting them down by hinting at a physical return without any proper guidance or plans to keep students and teachers safe.
Parliament is still working but with a mixture of virtual and physically present, socially distant MPs.
This week I cycled into Westminster to chair, the Public Accounts Committee hearing on advances on Universal Credit. This is money paid upfront to people who made a Universal Credit claim but can’t afford to wait five weeks for the first payment. The Public Accounts Committee also published a report calling out the Government on its failure in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Read the report here.
See me discuss this and more in my weekly round-up above.