COVID Catch Up Premium:
In June 2020 the government announced additional funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.
The school outlined plans on how this additional funding was to be spent over the accademic year 2020-2021.
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help the school to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils However, schools are free to direct the funding towards where the need is greatest..Schools are required to target this additional financial support on evidenced based approaches to support pupils and have advised that activities researched by the Educational Endowment Foundation, are used.
Approaches can include:
- Supporting the quality of teaching, such as staff professional development
- Providing targeted academic support, such as tutoring
- To deal with non-academic barriers to success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support
Schools are required to demonstrate where this additional funding is spent.
The school has produced a spending plan for all additional monies provided to the school in regard to COVID Catch up and COVID recovery throughout 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. To see a copy of this spending plan please Click Here.