Today the Government has announced a major £1.4 billion investment to boost our education recovery, ensuring that no child is left behind as we level up education and build back better from the pandemic.
This past year, young people have made huge sacrifices in their education to help us tackle the virus, and as we build back better from the pandemic, we are determined that no child is left behind. That is why as part of the Government’s long-term commitment to support education recovery, we have announced an additional £1.4 billon of funding, including:
- £1 billion to support up to 6 million, 15-hour tutoring courses for disadvantaged children and expand the 16-19 tuition fund - targeting key subjects such as Maths and English.
- £253 million to expand existing teacher development, giving 500,000 teachers the chance to access world-leading training whatever stage in their career.
- £153 million to provide early years practitioners with evidence-based professional development.
This additional funding builds on the £1.7 billion the Government has already made available in catch-up support, including summer schools and mental health support, bringing our total investment in education recovery to over £3 billion.
The Government has committed to an ambitious, long-term education recovery plan and the next stage will include a review of time spent in school and college and the impact this could have on helping children and young people to catch up. The findings of the review will be set out later in the year to inform the spending review.
This next step in our long-term catch-up plan will give parents confidence that the Government will do everything we can to support children who have fallen behind – so that every child has the skills they need to fulfil their potential.
For more information on the Government’s major investment to boost our education recovery, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/huge-expansion-of-tutoring-in-next-step-of-education-recovery.