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Government to work with councils on school summer camps

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The government has said it would be willing to work with Essex County Council on any plan to set up summer camps to help pupils catch up on the teaching they missed out on during lockdown.

The idea was raised in the Commons by Harlow MP Robert Halfon, who welcomed the £1bn package to help pupils catch up on missed teaching.

But the Conservative MP - who is also chairman of the Commons Education Committee - wanted assurances that councils would have a say in the way that money was spent.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said the government will look at the idea.

Robert Halfon
UK Parliament