School and college leaders propose £5.8 billion education recovery plan

ASCL has joined with a range of education leaders in writing to Gavin Williamson with a proposal for a £5.8 billion education recovery plan following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The joint letter says: “There is a growing evidence base showing that the problem of ‘learning loss’ is concentrated amongst those disadvantaged families who were already most at risk and in particular in those parts of the country that the Government is most keen to ‘level up’. Spreading limited resources too thinly will not work, so in the attached note, we set out a proposal for an additional £5.8 bn spending over the next three years that closely targets these most affected groups.”

The signatories to the letter are:
Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
David Hughes, CEO, Association of Colleges (AoC)
Leora Cruddas, CEO, Confederation of School Trusts (CST)
Lucy Heller, Chief Executive, Ark
Paul Tarn, CEO, Delta Academies Trust
Martyn Oliver, Chief Executive and Accounting Officer, Outwood Grange Academies Trust
Sir Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive, Star Academies,
Sir Jon Coles, Group Chief Executive, United Learning Trust

Read the letter in full here