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Labour are asking Conservative MPs not to extend the “catalogue of chaos” on free school meals

@KateGreenSU and @UKLabour are asking Conservative MPs not to extend “catalogue of chaos” on free school meals  Labour is today, Monday, warning Conservative MPs not to extend the “catalogue of chaos” on free school meals and vote to guarantee that children will receive the full value of free school meals support, including over the school holidays. 

Labour to force vote on support for families during lockdown school and college closures

@KateGreenSU - Labour to force vote on support for families during lockdown school and college closures Labour will force a vote in the House of Commons on Monday demanding that the Government deliver more support for families while schools and colleges are closed to most pupils. Labour is demanding the Government guarantee that children will receive the full value of free school meals support including in the school holidays, and set a date by which every pupil will have the equipment needed to learn remotely.

Gordon Marsden discusses changes required for youth employment programmes

FE News catch up with Gordon Marsden, Shadow Minister for Further Education, Skills and Regional Growth at the Youth Employment Convention.   Gordon discusses how a step change is required in Government departments to give young people hope and jobs.  One of the promises and pledges from the Labour Government is that for every Government contract worth over a £1 Million would also provide an Apprenticeship.   Gordon explains that change is required in providing work experience opportunities for young people. Employers are crying out to be involved in work experience and the development of work experience programmes   He explains that he feels that their needs to be a re-think on how we produce programmes of employment, not just for the first job role, but a succession of jobs over the course of two or three decades.  This means looking at skills and Apprenticeships, as well as looking at offers to provide jobs in the first place.   Please click on the video below to hear what Gordon has to say: FE News catches up with Gordon Marsden, Shadow Minister for Further Education, Skills and Regional Growth, at the Youth Employment Convention. Gordon discusses how a step change is required in Government Departments to give young people hope and jobs. One of the pledges from the Labour Party is to ensure every government contract worth more than £1 million also provides an Apprenticeship.   He explains how change is also needed to provide more work experience opportunities for young people. Employers are crying out to be involved in work experience and the development of work experience programmes, he says.According to Gordon, there needs to be a re-think on how the sector produces programmes for employment - not just for the first job role, but a succession of jobs over the course of two or three decades.  This means looking at skills and Apprenticeships, as well as looking at offers to provide jobs in the first place.Please click on the video below to find out the latest from the Shadow Minister for Further Education:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jah5g98Tns

Labour says Government should trust families and enable cash payments for free school meals

@Labour is calling on the government to trust families and enable a system of cash payments for free school meals while schools are closed to most pupils, ending the scandal of inadequate food parcels and giving families choice over how to receive support.

Gordon Marsden MP calls for new green skills plan

Gordon Marsden, Shadow Minister for FE, Skills and Regional Growth, calls on the government for a green skills plan that business and consumers can stick to, and one "where they see a sense of direction".

Kate Green responds to the Education Secretary statement on schools, colleges and Teacher Assessed Grades for 2021

@KateGreenSU, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Education Secretary’s statement on the closure of schools, said:

Labour calls on the Government to adopt plan to get every child online

@wesstreeting and @ChiOnwurah calls on the Government to adopt plan to get every child online Labour is calling for the Government to adopt its plan to get every child online and every school supported to deliver digital excellence, as most children will be learning remotely until February half-term.

Updated guidance to support leaders minimise Covid-19 risk while ensuring students experience university life

@EmmaHardyMP, @UKLabour’s Shadow Universities Minister, has written to @EducationGovUK, calling for them to “get a grip before it is too late”, outlining the Party’s calls to improve testing and digital access. 

Tens of thousands of childcare providers at risk of closure because of government funding changes, new analysis reveals

Tens of thousands of childcare providers at risk of closure because of government funding changes, new analysis reveals

Labour demands “serially incompetent” Gavin Williamson answers dozens of outstanding questions from parents after announcement chaos

@UKLabour is demanding that @GavinWilliamson urgently answers outstanding questions after his shambolic announcement on school reopening led to chaos for parents, pupils and school staff just days before term is due to restart.

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