To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide further support for students who have fallen behind in their studies during the covid-19 outbreak.
The Government has announced a package of support worth £1 billion to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all children and young people make up for lost teaching time, with extra support in the form of a tutoring programme for those who need it most.
This package of measures includes:
The ‘Covid-19 Recovery Guide for Schools’, published by the Education Endowment Foundation, provides evidence-based approaches that will support schools to make the best use of the premium.
The premium will be paid as a grant to all state-funded schools in England over the 2020/21 academic year, in addition to schools’ core budgets for 2020-21. We will confirm the timetable for publishing institution-level allocations in due course.