Commenting on the Education Policy Institute report Education Recovery and Catch-Up Support Across the UK, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
"Rightly, support for educational recovery is now top of the educational agenda. But government rhetoric on such support is not yet matched by investment and government has a poor record of responding to local need. The problems created by the pandemic are as much to do with well-being as they are with learning, and centralised projects - such as the National Tutoring Programme - may not be the best way of dealing with them. Investment is vital, but it must relate to realities in the classroom. No educational programme will be successful unless it is linked to measures on a massive scale to deal with poverty."
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