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Education Committee Chair Graham Stuart (@grahamstuart) said today: “The issues around school starting age and summer born children are complex and controversial.We, as part of our evidence check, we asked the Department to provide the basis of their policy and we had a huge feedback on our forum on our website, many pointing out that there was other research which the Department didn’t highlight, others suggesting there were inconsistencies in the Government’s approach.
We were particularly struck by the individual experiences of parents and others, talking about the impact it had had on their families and on their children.
So we’ll be bringing the Minister before the Committee.
We’ll be able to ask him about these issues and others, and we’re asking anyone who views this video to join the conversation ahead of the session with the Minister and to, on Twitter or elsewhere, suggest any questions or make any comments, so that we can have the most productive morning possible, and we can have the best possible policy going forward for the new Government we’ll see in May.”
(Thanks to SBC group member Brigitte Kehrwisch for transcribing.)