|Following the most recent lockdown announcement from the government, the Department of Education has tried to assure schools and parents that the hardest hit pupils will receive catch-up tuition after the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) launched today.
The government announced in June that it would spend £1 billion on catch-up schemes
, with £650 million to be divided between schools to pay for catch-up activities and £350 million for the NTP in 2020-21.The programme, which opened for applications today at 10am, is limited to 250,000 places. The cap on numbers has been met with some criticism
, with many believing that these efforts are too little too late. In order to find tutoring for your school, follow this link
Since our last newsletter, London Higher - AccessHE's parent company - welcomed its new CEO: Dr Diana Beech. Diana marked her arrival with a guest blog published on the London Higher website
, where she drilled down into the complex metrics behind young Londoner's progression into HE.