The Independent has reported that the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, will face legal challenges over claims that children are being denied their right to education during the coronavirus lockdown. The Institute for Public Policy Research has found that about one million pupils do not have the means to access online learning materials at home. Lawyers from the Good Law Project claim that children from low income families are disproportionately affected and that the Government has failed to provide them with the tools that they need. The legal right to ensure that all children have access to education falls on local authorities. However, lawyers for the Good Law Project argue that the Department for Education has failed to provide appropriate guidance and resources to enable local authorities to carry out their duties.
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