On Monday 7th June 2021, the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson, gave a statement to the House regarding the new measures the Government are implementing to support Education recovery. It includes:
£1 billion for tutoring:
- Up to 100 million hours of tuition for 5-19 year olds by 2024, aimed at disadvantaged students.
- Up to 6 million tutoring courses for 5-16 year olds by 2024 for schools.
- Children will receive up to 15 sessions of small group or individual tuition to support them in subjects such as maths or science, delivered by a trained professional or member of school staff outside of their normal lessons.
- For 16-19 year olds, an extension of the 16-19 tuition fund for a further two years. Over the coming three academic years, funding will be provided to support the equivalent of 2 million 15-hour courses to accelerate the progression of lower attaining students. Collectively 16-19 students will receive up to 32 million hours of small group tuition over the three years.
£400 million for teaching:
- To provide 500,000 teacher training opportunities for teachers to access training appropriate for whatever point they are at in their career, through extending the rollout of the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualification.
- To provide training for early years staff, this will involve programmes to support young children with their speech and language skills as well as their physical and emotional development. Also, additional support and expert advice for nurseries and other settings implementing early years reforms.
The next stage of the recovery plan will also include a review of time spent in school and college and the impact that that could have on helping children and young people to recover. The findings of the review are expected to be set out later in the year to inform the spending review, along with a broad range of reforms and changes to the school system.