The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up over the next academic year and will have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
National Tutoring Programme Funding
In addition to the universal catch up fund the government is also launching a £350 million National Tutoring Programme for the 2020/21 academic year.
Schools will be able to use their universal catch-up premium to cover the subsidised cost of the programme.