Chartered College of Teaching comments on Government’s COVID education catch-up plan

The Chartered College of Teaching has today (19th June) responded to the Government’s COVID catch-up plan to tackle the impact of lost teaching time.

The Chartered College of Teaching also provided guidance to the EEF on the creation of their guide to help school leaders on how best to use this funding to support their pupils. 

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said: 

“Colleagues in education have shown selfless professionalism and dedication to pupils throughout this crisis. The Chartered College of Teaching has repeatedly said that there is no quick fix and that we need a long-term plan to address the impact of this pandemic on education. This funding is a move in the right direction. While we are pleased to see this pledge from the Government, our teachers and leaders are the experts and must be the ones to decide how best to tailor this funding to address the needs of the children and young people in their community.

The Chartered College was happy to provide advice on the EEF’s guidance for schools. We are focused on publishing and signposting resources to ensure the teaching profession is in the strongest possible position for the Autumn term.”