COVID-19 Press and Opinion

£350m National Tutoring Programme Launched to Support Pupils in Schools Across England

A £350m National Tutoring Programme (NTP) will provide catch-up support to primary and secondary school pupils who have missed out on learning during school closures, it has been announced. It has been created through a collaboration between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Sutton Trust, Impetus and Nesta, with support from the Department for Education.

The National Tutoring Programme was also covered by the BBC, as well as the Guardian, the Daily Mail and ITV.


COVID-19, Youth Employment and an Opportunity Guarantee

We knew young people would bear the economic burden of COVID-19, as they have in every recession, and we are beginning to see this in the data.

By Samantha Windett, 01 July 2020


Young people are bearing the economic burden of coronavirus - protecting their future is a national emergency

Once the medical crisis passes, we cannot afford a five year wait to undo this damage to the lives of people under the age of 25.

By Samantha Windett, Anna Smee, Richard Rigby, Laura-Jane Rawlings and Tony Wilson, 28 April 2020 This article originally appeared in The Independent.


How to square widening participation with student number caps

University policy challenge whack-a-mole: People want a temporary set of student number caps to ensure the university sector survives the loss of international student income. What are the next set of moles that will appear if we take this option?

By Maria Neophytou and Ben Gadsby, 2 April 2020
This article originally appeared as a guest blog for the Higher Education Policy Institute.


Schools have a new purpose. Here’s how we could fulfil it.

Schools are being asked to take a lead as a front-line service for their communities. Ben Gadsby sets out some big ideas to make that happen

By Ben Gadsby, 31 March 2020
This article originally appeared in Schools Week.


The #Coronavirus kids – Youth Employment in the #StayHome age

Sam Windett: Regardless of how the pandemic plays out, there are three key areas we should build on for young people and employment.

By Samantha Windett, 29 March 2020
This article originally appeared in FE News.