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The Government’s Catch-up programme

Inquiry

The Education Committee is holding an inquiry on the effectiveness of the Government’s catch-up programme.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on all aspects of pupils’ lives. Pupils have lost months of learning, with disadvantaged pupils the worst affected.

To date, the Government has spent around £5 billion on its education recovery programme, through initiatives such as the Recovery Premium and the National Tutoring Programme.

The Committee will scrutinise how effective these catch-up initiatives have been.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 9 December 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fourth Report - Is the Catch-up Programme fit for purpose?
Inquiry The Government’s Catch-up programme
Committees Education Committee
HC 940
Report
Response to this report
First Special Report - Is the Catch-up Programme fit for purpose?: Government response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2021–22
HC 273
Special Report
First Special Report - Is the Catch-up Programme fit for purpose?: Government response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2021–22
Inquiry The Government’s Catch-up programme
Committees Education Committee
HC 273
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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25 January 2022
Inquiry The Government’s Catch-up programme
Witnesses Orienne Langley-Sadler (Headteacher at Elms Bank School and College), John Blaney (Executive Headteacher at BMAT STEM), Jo Coton (CEO/Executive Headteacher at NET Academies Trust), Andy Green (Principal at Copleston High School), Nicola Shipman (Chief Executive Officer at Steel City Schools Partnership), Jill Thompson (Headteacher at Kelvin Grove Primary School), and Ruth Holden (Executive Headteacher at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
12 January 2022
Inquiry The Government’s Catch-up programme
Witnesses Karen Guthrie (Programme Director - National Tutoring Programme at Randstad)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
7 December 2021
Inquiry The Government’s Catch-up programme
Witnesses Professor Becky Francis (Chief Executive at Education Endowment Foundation), David Laws (Executive Chairman at Education Policy Institute), and Nick Bent (Co-Founder and Chief Executive at The Tutor Trust)
Committees Education Committee
Oral Evidence
GCP0005 - The Government’s Catch-up programme
Witnesses Randstad
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
GCP0004 - The Government’s Catch-up programme
Witnesses Equality and Human Rights Commission
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence
GCP0003 - The Government’s Catch-up programme
Witnesses The National Deaf Children's Society
Committees Education Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Emily Pritchard pritcharde@parliament.uk / 020 7219 3172 and Billy Roberts robertsbc@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6113
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA