• 'Compelling logic' in call to scrap GCSEs, says Green

    Calls to scrap GCSEs deserve “serious consideration”, the shadow education secretary has said, as she pledged a review of the “whole of the assessment system”. In her first interview with an education sector publication since taking the job, Kate Green told Schools Week that there was “a lot of compelling logic” in the case being

    22.30 Oct. 1st, 2020 | News

  • Shadow education secretary apologises after calling Covid-19 a ‘good crisis’

    Shadow education secretary Kate Green has apologised after calling the Covid-19 pandemic a “good crisis” which Labour should not let “go to waste”. Green’s remarks, made at the Labour Party’s virtual party conference, ‘Connected’, last week, sparked a furious backlash and were used by Boris Johnson at prime minister’s questions to attack party leader Sir

    9.01 Sep. 28th, 2020 | News

  • Green: ‘Messing’ with school structures not priority

    “Messing around” with school structures should not be a Labour priority, the shadow education secretary has said.  Speaking at an online event at Labour’s “Connected” party conference, Kate Green said she would not be “scrambling successful schools for the sake of having perfect structures”, indicating the party would not move to bring all academies back

    15.00 Sep. 25th, 2020 | News

  • Labour seeks assurances over GCSE and A-level results amid claims of unfairness in Scotland

    Labour is seeking “urgent assurances” from the government that the GCSE and A-level results process in England will treat pupils fairly, amid claims poorer pupils in Scotland were penalised under a similar system. Kate Green, the shadow education secretary, has written to her opposite number Gavin Williamson for reassurances that he “will not allow similar

    22.30 Aug. 5th, 2020 | News

  • Who is Kate Green? 8 facts about the shadow education secretary

    Kate Green has been appointed as the new shadow education secretary. The news was announced yesterday by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s office, and comes after Rebecca Long-Bailey was sacked on Thursday. Here is what we know about her.   She was born in Edinburgh in 1960. She is the first shadow education secretary to

    15.52 Jun. 28th, 2020 | News