We’ve received some queries about the education recovery package that was announced on 2ndJune, so we wanted to send you across some details in case useful to pass on to your providers/ staff members. The package that has been announced is primarily focused on tutoring and teaching, so may not be relevant to all of you. However, we’ve included a reminder of the details of the wider enrichment / support offer which we think will be more relevant for the out-of-school settings sector.
Summary of Education Recovery Package
· We know that staff in education and childcare settings have done incredible work in the most challenging circumstances.
· Despite this we understand that many children and young people are going to need longer term support.
- The package that has been announced is the third major step in DfE’s wider commitment to education recovery, building on the £1.7bn already announced in the past year (£1bn in June 2020 and a further £700m in February 2021) and forms part of the wider response to help children make up their lost learning.
· We are providing an additional £1.4bn in the two areas where the evidence is clear that our investment will have the greatest impact: high quality tutoring and great teaching. The package will support children aged 2 to 19 in schools, colleges and early years settings.
- The government has committed to an ambitious, long-term education recovery plan and the next stage will include a review of time spent in school and college and the impact this could have on helping children and young people to make up for lost learning. The findings of the review will be set out later in the year to inform the spending review.
£1 billion is being provided for national tutoring, made up of:
- £218m of new funding directed through the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme (NTP). This is on top of the £215 funding already planned to be invested in the 21/22 academic year, which has already been announced.
- £579m to fund schools to develop local tutoring provision using new or existing school staff.This will complement the NTP offer with tutors directly employed by schools. Schools will be funded in accordance with their pupil premium allocations.
- £222 million to fund an extension to the existing 16-19 tuition fund for two further years. This is on top of the £102m funding for the 21/22 academic year, which has already been announced.
The “Teaching” portion of the package includes:
- £253m new funding to give 500,000 school teachers the opportunity to access world-leading training and development, appropriate for whatever point they are at in their career. This includes:
- £69m of new funding to extend the rollout of the Early Career Framework reforms for teacher training in the first two years after qualification. Teachers in their first year after qualifying already have funded time off timetable to access this training, which will be extended to second year teachers from this September – a year earlier than previously planned. The further £32m cost of this will be met through existing DfE schools budgets.
- £184 million of new funding for middle- and late-career National Professional Qualifications.
- £153m of new funding to provide the opportunity for evidence-based professional development for early years practitioners, including through new programmes focusing on key areas such as speech and language development.
Wider Support Offer
To support children during the holidays, we are also putting:
- £200m into Summer Schools, giving secondary pupils access to enrichment activities, such as games, music, drama and sports that they have missed out on over the pandemic. This was announced in March this year- Summer schools programme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- up to £220m in our Holiday Activities and Food programme, which has now been expanded across England. Children and young people who receive benefits-related free school meals have the option to join a holiday club in the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays in 2021. The programme provides children with opportunities to be active, eat healthily and enjoy engaging activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment. Further information on this can be found here: Holiday activities and food programme 2021 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please let us know if you have any questions.