Govt to fund private tutors
The British government is set to announce a year-long national tutoring program aimed at helping pupils in England catch up on lost learning as a result of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the plan, schools will be funded to hire private tutors from approved agencies to deliver one-on-one and small group lessons to pupils who have fallen behind with their studies after months out of school. Many have not accessed any remote learning throughout the lockdown.
The catch-up lessons will be available to pupils from all age groups in both primary and secondary and can be accessed by all schools, but will be targeted particularly at those serving disadvantaged communities, where learning loss is likely to be greatest.