Education through a pandemic: how we can improve life prospects for children in Gateshead

Because our children have missed out on a detrimental amount of school that followed into the six weeks of summer, it’s important that we help them to catch up. In doing so, it’s also the right time to recognise the problem of ‘book poverty’ - something that affects children particularly from lower income families in Gateshead. With lockdown measures in the North East being tightened and the possibility that the country may go into a full lockdown this winter, there is a risk that schools will once again close.

By Alisha Jackson

September 30, 2020