Langney Lib Dem County Councillor, Alan Shuttleworth (pictured left with Cllrs Vaughan & Miah) is calling for a more urgent response to the way coronavirus is impacting on families and schools. He is seeking a full review at the County Council Education Lead Member meeting next week on Monday 18th January.
Cllr Shuttleworth has written to East Sussex’s Lead Member for Education, Councillor Bob Standley, calling for a full report on the effect that coronavirus is having on families and school staff across the county.
Cllr Shuttleworth commented, “The Government handling of policies around schools and education has been chaotic throughout this pandemic. Schools are currently under additional pressures as the number of children attending is much greater than in the first lockdown. There are also huge concerns around the provision of food, and of the under provision of digital devices for those families who are in real need. Help is needed for too many families who are still unable to access home learning after months of crisis.”
Cllr Alan Shuttleworth adds: “Yet again, children and families in East Sussex have been let down by this Conservative government. Only last week I raised concerns about the chaos around Government planning for the return to school and now we see another government failure in the basic need to keep children fed.
On Monday 18th I will be looking to press East Sussex County Council to make representations to the Education Minister following a review of all these matters”.