The Daily Telegraph

Schools ‘prioritise­d food parcels over education’

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Many state schools were more interested in delivering food parcels to the poorest children last summer than they were in delivering remote education, the head of Ofsted has said.

Teachers devoted a “great deal of attention” to the children with the greatest difficulti­es during the first lockdown, Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools, told an Institute for Government online event. She said that this was “admirable” but added that “in some cases that probably got prioritise­d” over ensuring that pupils were receiving a proper education.

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