‘You didn’t plan well!’ Williamson is humiliated as A Level students express their concerns about the future.
Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, has been chastised by opponents who have dubbed his administration of A-Level education a “failed disaster.”
Critics have called Education Secretary Gavin Williamson’s handling of A-Level education “a catastrophic disaster.”
When asked about the concerns students have raised about their future, Mr Williamson defended the Government and his own record on BBC Breakfast. Jon Kay, host of BBC Breakfast, grilled the Tory frontbencher about his actions during the pandemic, claiming that his department had “failed” to devise a successful plan to assist students.
“Well, honestly, that article was both wrong and deceptive because we had already gone through some form of contingency planning all the way through that Autumn term in the run-up to Christmas,” Mr Williamson added.
“We had really laid out our plans for returning to tests in 2021, but we’d also done the internal planning as part of that, in order to be ready to recognize the reality that the pandemic might take many various turns, certainly, but so that we’re in the circumstance that was made.
“I’m sorry, but that report was published in the Autumn, and it was far too late to make those changes.”
The Institute of Government previously released a study accusing the Education Secretary of “failing” the children owing to a lack of planning, and predicted that he would receive a failing grade today.