He has asked me to publish the following statement:
“What the Summer Born Campaign is asking is simply for all summer born children to be allowed access to the same full, uninterrupted, curriculum as other children, regardless of whether they start school early or on time.
To do otherwise infringes their human rights. This really must be remedied, or a significant cohort of UK children will go on having a damaging and inferior experience of schooling, with all the life-affecting implications of this.
Parents today are aware and informed and deeply concerned at the anomaly that harms these children merely through the timing of their birth.“