Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial.
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
We will use this funding for specific activities to support our pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with guidance.
We are developing a 'Catch Up Strategy' using Endowment Foundation (EEF) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.
Strategies will include:
-Teaching and whole school strategies
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