The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on lost time after the school closures. This is especially important for those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis and mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil from reception to year 11 inclusive.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak. While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.