A huge £1 billion catch up fund has been put together to target tutoring at two million of the most “left behind kids" and for schools to use it in the way they see fit to support students with the impact of coronavirus.
The most disadvantaged pupils will have access to tutors through a £350m programme over the next academic year. Primary and secondary schools will be given a further £650m to spend on one-to-one or group tuition for any pupils they think need it.
Students across Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Talke are among those who benefit.
I've been lobbying the Government to empower schools to decide what summer support or 'catch up' schemes will most benefit their pupils.