Helping pupils in England catch up on lost learning will cost £13.5bn – report

‘Significant investment’ beyond existing £1.7bn needed to deliver on PM’s promise that ‘no child is left behind’ after pandemic

The government will need to spend £13.5bn in England to plug gaps in pupils’ learning caused by disruption to their education over the pandemic, according to research.

The report also warns that the government’s forthcoming long-term education recovery plan will need “significant investment” more than three years beyond the existing £1.7bn in short-term catch-up funding if the government is to deliver on the prime minister’s promise that “no child is left behind”.

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