Since March, schools have justified their portrayal as the “fourth emergency service”. The efforts of teachers and school leaders to support home learning – from online lessons to hand-delivered worksheets – were inspiring.
But this recognition does not gainsay what teachers know best: children learn less when they are not in school. For many students, the impact of the pandemic has been severe. So as well as saying thank you this academic year, teachers need support like never before.
The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) – devised by five independent charities with support to the tune of £350m from the government – aims to provide one source of help, focused in particular at supporting disadvantaged children who are likely to have had particularly difficult experiences of lockdown.
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