Support for recovery and catch-up

Support to stop pupils and students falling behind, including the school-to-school support programme, the £650 million catch-up premium funding and in-school support through the National Tutoring Programme (NTP).

School-to-school support for coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery

The government is funding school-to-school support programme for schools that need particular help with coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery, which can include support to develop remote education provision. System leaders in education can provide support for an average of 5 days in line with the current coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for schools.

Contact your local Regional School Commissioner’s office to find out more.

Educational Endowment Foundation coronavirus (COVID-19) support

The Education Endowment Foundation Covid-19 support guide for schools includes information on how to support effective remote education and access to technology.

Catch-up premium

To support pupils from falling behind, schools can spend their catch-up premium on contingency planning for remote education, for example purchasing additional devices or more textbooks. Read the guidance on the:

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) aims to support schools in providing additional support to children and young people who have been hardest hit from disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic.

The programme has two pillars, all schools can access high quality subsidised tuition from approved Tuition Partners and our most disadvantaged schools are being supported to employ in-house Academic Mentors to provide tuition to their pupils.

We are in the process of procuring a supplier of the NTP for next academic year, and will set out further details shortly.

Further information and how to apply can be found on the National Tutoring Programme website.