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)

You can register your interest on the National Tutoring Programme website and find out more about how the programme will:

  • increase access to high-quality tuition for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils
  • support children and young people to catch up
  • help deliver schools’ curriculum plans

You can read further information about the NTP and how the programme will comprise at least 3 parts in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.