I’ve read that the government is going to announce its plans for “catch-up” teaching over the summer break on Monday... Anyone else wondering what these might be? The previous head of Ofsted said that schools should look to their budgets to see if they can afford to pay teachers extra money t lead these lessons. Does he know what school budgets look like after ten years of austerity? I expect there will be a range of responses from teachers from “I would be more than willing to work for nothing over the summer to make up some of the ground lost by our most disadvantaged children” to “No amount of money would persuade me to give up my annual summer break”, and every response in between... I wonder how the unions will respond? Will the government even bother to counsels with them or heads? Will the government be prepared to fund this initiative?