England’s Covid catch-up plan for pupils: summer schools and tutoring

Critics say measures to close attainment gap including £400m extra funding do not go far enough

Secondary schools in England are to be funded to run summer schools for pupils worst affected by the pandemic, the government has announced, as part of its latest education recovery plans to help children catch up on lost learning.

The new measures include £200m to expand the government’s national tutoring programme, plus an additional £300m “recovery premium” which will go direct to schools to support the most disadvantaged children.

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