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Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

We will receive approximately £80 / pupil for 2020-21.

  • how it is intended that the grant will be spent?

1. As we we had 40% of our children in school during the Summer 2020 Term, we were able to identify the impact of school closures on learning, resilience, well being, etc. We continued to deliver the curriculum from September 2020 following the lessons learned during the previous term - more outdoor learning, shorter focused periods of learning, increased use of  Google Classroom, even greater targeted support for vulnerable children where possible, etc. This has involved purchasing resources for outdoor learning, new buildings for outdoor learning and increasing TA hours.

2. We will be engaging in the National Tutoring programme. We will be able to use the funding to access tutors at a heavily discounted rate. This will consist of delivery of morning blocks of additional one hour tutoring sessions to groups of three children at a time. We have only been able to access details of the programme from November 2020, but hope to be able to start the delivery by January 2021 at the latest. This delivery should be sustainable for the Spring and Summer Terms. We will be targeting those children most in need of catch-up support.     

  • how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed?

We will work closely with the tutors, so support is directly linked to the key learning children need to embed. The tutors will report back to the class teachers about progress. Teachers should be able to see the results of the progress and the children should be able to demonstrate and explain their progress too.