£1bn Catch Up Fund

Another fantastic initiative from Government has been announced this week. 

A huge £1bn "catch up fund" to both target tutoring at two million of the most "left behind kids" and for schools to use in the way they see fit to support students with the impact of coronavirus. 

The tutoring and additional academic support can play a big part in our 'levelling-up' agenda as week seek to boost the attainment and opportunities for the most disadvantaged children. 

Kids in Mansfield will undoubtedly be among those who benefit. 

I've been pushing Government to let schools decide what summer support or 'catch up' schemes will most benefit their pupils. One size doesn't fit all and the teachers know their kids best. This fund puts £650m extra in to schools for that local and bespoke support.