Gavin Williamson slams schools for closing 'far too early'

Gavin Williamson slams schools for closing 'far too early'
Gavin Williamson slams schools for closing 'far too early'
Gavin Williamson slams schools which send pupils home at 2.45pm for closing 'far too early' as he hints at crackdown amid ongoing review of extending the day to help with post-Covid catch up Gavin Williamson said some secondary schools 'currently close far too early'  Education Secretary 'very concerned' at schools closing at 2.45pm or 3pm  He said 'I don't want to see that continue' as he hinted at a potential crackdown Ministers continue to consider a longer school day to help post-Covid catch up 

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Gavin Williamson today slammed secondary schools for closing 'far too early' as he hinted at a crackdown.

The Education Secretary said he is 'very concerned' at some schools which send pupils home as early as 2.45pm or 3pm. 

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Mr Williamson told MPs 'I don’t want to see that continue' as he appeared to pave the way for Government action on the issue and said 'I would like to see secondary schools going a bit further'. 

His comments came as ministers continue to consider rolling out a longer school day across the country to help pupils catch up on learning after the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Education Secretary said he is 'very concerned' at some schools which send pupils home as early as 2.45pm or 3pm

The Education Secretary said he is 'very concerned' at some schools which send pupils home as early as 2.45pm or 3pm

Mr Williamson told MPs 'I don¿t want to see that continue' as he appeared to pave the way for Government action on the issue

Mr Williamson told MPs 'I don’t want to see that continue' as he appeared to pave the way for Government action on the issue

The schools catch up tsar, Sir Kevan Collins, quit earlier this month with a stinging condemnation of the Government's £1.4billion

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