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Podcast: Leading headteacher slams government’s £1.4bn of funding to help pupils catch-up

A leading headteacher has launched a scathing attack on the government’s plans to help children catch-up after the pandemic.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged £1.4 billion to fund 100 million hours of tutoring for disadvantaged youngsters.

But Alan Brookes, who is chair of the Kent Association of Headteachers, says it doesn’t go anywhere near far enough.

Also in today’s podcast, find out why paramedics in parts of Kent are going to start wearing body cameras.

And we hear how a support dog is helping a little girl from Sittingbourne with selective mutism.