Birmingham news England secondary schools asked to run summer schools MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The government will give £400 million to schools, on top of £300m extra funding supplied in January, after the third lockdown shut school sites
Breaking News ! Schools will receive injections of cash to help fund summer schools to catch up with a generation of children's lost learning. The government will give £400 million to schools, on top of £300m extra funding supplied in January, after the third lockdown shut school sites. It is reported summer classes will be introduced for pupils who need it the most. Those groups reportedly include Year 7 pupils, while one-to-one and small group tutoring schemes will be expanded. The Government considered a variety of options as part of its catch-up plans - including extended school days and shorter summer holidays.
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Kate Green, Labour's shadow education secretary, said the funding was "not adequate and will not make up for the learning and time with friends that children have lost". "There is no specific mention of supporting children's mental health or wellbeing, which is fundamental to enabling their recovery from this pandemic," she said.
Geoff Barton, of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: "The best way of ensuring that catch-up work is well-resourced is surely to maximise the amount of money available to providers to spend on the approaches that work best for their pupils." Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the NAHT - which represents head teachers - said summer schools "will be of value for some pupils but it will be important not to overwhelm students".
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