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What do the financial repercussions of Covid-19 mean for education?

May 9th, 2023 by Lauren
As discussed in a recent article written by the Financial Times, Education groups warn that the UK government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme, designed to help pupils catch up on learning disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, risks failing due to poor funding. The government created the scheme in November 2020 as part of a £3.5bn effort to help children recoup classroom hours lost to school closures during the pandemic.

At present, the government funds 60% of the cost of a tutoring programme for each pupil, falling to 25% from September. Headteachers say they are already struggling to afford tutoring sessions and will have to abandon them when the subsidy tapers off next year. Kevan Collins, who in 2021 quit as the education recovery tsar, said more time was needed for tutoring to become embedded in schools before the government reduced the subsidy.
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