£1 Billion "Catch-up Fund" Announced for Schools in England

The Government has announced a £1 billion "catch-up fund" to address the impact of lost teaching time on pupils in England.

£650 million will be shared across state primary and secondary schools over the next academic year with Headteachers, who know their pupils best, deciding how the money is spent.

The remaining £350 million will establish a National Tutoring Programme, which will increase access to high-quality tuition for the most disadvantaged children.

Commenting, Robert said: "I warmly welcome the announcement of an educational catch-up fund which will help headteachers in West Oxfordshire to provide extra support to children who have fallen behind while out of school due to Coronavirus, so that every young person gets the education and opportunity they deserve."