Teachers are spending too much time plugging the gaps left by cuts to other services and not enough hours in the classroom, according to the leader of the Labour Party. Tes reports
Jeremy Corbyn made the comments in Blackpool today while setting out plans for a new National Education Service, to be included in the Labour manifesto, which aims to ensure “everyone can learn at every stage of their lives”.
Laying out his plans to build “the best education service in the world” for Britain, Mr Corbyn said the Labour Party would pledge:
Free schools meals for every child in primary school – funded by VAT-added private school fees.
An end to “unnecessary” Sats exams.
An end to the “divisive” academy and free schools programme.
A guarantee that all primary school classes would cater for fewer than 30 pupils.
Thirty hours of free childcare for all two- to four-year-olds.
Free university tuition for all.
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