Local MP Robert Largan has welcomed the measures the Government has put in place to ensure every student across the High Peak receives a high-quality remote education while schools are closed.
Throughout the pandemic, education has been a national priority. With the country in alert level 5, the highest it has ever been, the closure of schools is now necessary to keep the new variant of the virus under control. While there is no substitute for learning in a classroom, the Government has strengthened measures to ensure every child has access to a high-quality remote education.
To help parents with home-schooling over the coming weeks, the High Peak MP has put up a number of helpful resources on his website covering everything from maths and science to art and modern languages. The resource page can be found here:
As part of the Government’s commitment that no child is left behind, it is providing one million laptops and tablets for schools to allocate locally to students who need them most. To date, it has delivered over 560,000 devices to councils in England, with students in High Peak benefitting from the 1,357 devices provided to schools and colleges across Derbyshire, with a further 100,000 arriving this week nationally.
By tackling the barriers to remote learning for our most vulnerable students, over 54,000 4G routers have been delivered to schools and colleges in England, ensuring every child has internet access. The Government is building on this work through its partnership with the UK’s leading mobile phone providers, including EE, Three, O2, and Vodafone, to deliver free internet access for these students until July 2021.
The Government has also strengthened remote education requirements for schools, which will be enforced by Ofsted, so parents can be reassured that their children will benefit from a set number of hours of high-quality remote learning a day.
Robert Largan MP commented:
“While nothing can ever replace the benefits of learning in a classroom for our children and young people, I will keep pushing Ministers to make sure every child in High Peak has access to a high-quality remote education so they can receive the world-class education that they deserve.
“That is why I have published a list of remote learning resources on my website to help parents with home-schooling over the coming weeks.”