Department for Education (England)
The UK Government has launched a £1 billion catch up package to tackle the impact of lost
teaching time due to the Covid19 pandemic. £650 million will be shared across state-maintained primary and secondary schools over the 2020/21 academic year to allow head teachers to provide extra support to children who have fallen behind while out of school, particularly for those who are most disadvantaged. Head teachers will decide how the money is spent, but the government expects this to be spent on small group tuition for whoever needs it.
Additionally, a National Tutoring Programme, worth £350 million, will increase access to high-quality tuition for up to two million of England’s most disadvantaged young people over the 2020/21 academic year.