Lewes MP welcomes new laptops and tablets for disadvantaged students across East Sussex
MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield has welcomed the announcement that pupils across East Sussex have benefited from 3,729 laptops and tablets to date.
More than one million laptops and tablets have now been delivered to schools and local authorities across England, as part of a £400million investment that will support schools and young people for years to come.
The 1.3million devices the government is providing sits alongside a package of extensive support for the most disadvantaged children.
This includes partnering with the UK’s leading mobile network operators to provide free data to disadvantaged families, alongside a further £300million being invested in tutoring programmes building on the existing £1billion Covid Catch Up Fund.
Mrs Caulfield said: “No child should miss out as a result of the disruption caused by this pandemic. That is why it has been our priority to equip those children most in need with the resources they need to succeed.
“I very much welcome that young people across East Sussex are continuing to benefit from the raft of measures the Government has put in place to help schools deliver high-quality learning, and the 3,729 devices we now have received will ensure no child’s education is hindered, regardless of their background or circumstance.
“While we hope that all our children will be back learning in the classroom as soon as possible, we will do everything in our power to give them the world-class education they deserve as they learn at home.”