Due to the impact of COVID-19 and children missing school between March and September 2020, the Government is providing schools with funding to provide opportunities to help children access teaching to cover any gaps in their learning. Money can be spent in different ways to enable staff to help children cover lost ground and to ensure that they are taught skills that they may have missed through home learning and time away from school.
As a school we were incredibly proud of the amount of teaching resources that were sent home to parents during lockdown and we were equally amazed at how much work was completed at home with your support. However, children have missed out on working through some important topics whilst at home and therefore the Catch Up Funding is being used to provide additional support, predominantly in Reading, Writing and Maths, to ensure any gaps in knowledge can be focused on and supported.
As a school we have studied the various support schemes available and have decided to use a variety of methods open to us through the funding. These include:
Please see the Catch Up Programme overview which highlights our proposed spending plans and how we are also looking at supporting children with their well-being, both mentally and physically.