£1 billion school catch up funding

This page will be kept up to date with the latest information regarding the £1 billion of funding pledged by the government for schools to support children and young people whose education has suffered as a result of COVID-19. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The £1 billion funding includes:

£650 million catch up premium

A £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.

This grant will be shared across all state primary and secondary schools

Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the government expects this funding to be used for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

£350 million National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

A £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:

The National Tutoring Programme is a joint venture of five charities - the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Sutton Trust, Nesta, Impertus and Teach First - working in partnership with the Dfe.

The National Tutoring Programme will be made up of two pillars:

NTP Tuition Partners - schools can have access to subsided high-quality tutoring from an approved list of tuition partners. 

NTP Academic Mentors - these are trained graduates who will be employed by schools in the most disadvantaged areas to provide intensive catch-up support to their pupils, allowing teachers in these schools to focus on their classrooms.

    Please find links below for more information on the NTP programme, funding allocations and a support guide for schools from EEF 

    National Tutoring Programme

    Government Funding and Allocations

    EEF support guide

    NTP overview from EEF

    NTP FAQ's

    NTP update sign up from EEF

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