The school closures have had a huge impact on pupils, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with recent reports suggesting as many as 2 million pupils have done almost no school work during lockdown.
At Action Tutoring we have been highlighting the impact of this on disadvantaged pupils in particular, since schools were closed in March, and have been calling on the government to provide catch-up support. We are therefore delighted that today it has announced a national tutoring programme for disadvantaged pupils and the additional funding for schools to spend more broadly on catch-up.
We are ready to play our part in this vital catch-up and would be delighted to hear from new schools and new volunteers interested in working with us to reach as many young people as we can. We are optimistic that with this package of funding and the fantastic organisations who deliver academic support that all pupils stand a strong chance of reaching their full potential.