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Pandemic: How Teachers Can Help Pupils to Catch Up

UK Schools were closed to all but key worker children on 5 January 2021 in response to COVID-19 – and re-opened on 8 March 2021. As schools re-open, and teachers adjust to their post-covid teaching jobs, Reuters reveals that the British government has pledged a £700m support package to help primary and secondary schoolchildren to catch up on their studies.

‘Recovery Premium’

The Department for Education also pledged to introduce a ‘Recovery Premium’ to assist disadvantaged students, alongside other measures. This is to tackle concerns that those from poorer backgrounds will particularly be affected and be falling behind.

“Our package of measures will deliver vital support to the children and young people who need it most, making sure everyone has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter their background,” says Gavin Williamson – the Secretary of State for Education.

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