Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hit hardest by this.
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all students make up for lost teaching time.
To learn more about the premium and how we intend on spending this, please see our report below.