Catch up Strategy
COVID Catch up funding plan
To mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on pupils’ lost learning, the government pledged a COVID Catch up fund to all schools. This will be a single payment for the 2020-21 academic year. Schools are free to spend the money in whichever way they feel will support their pupils and help them make up for lost learning due to the pandemic.
Secondary schools receive £80 per pupil and must plan how they will spend the money. Our plan is attached.
It is organised under 3 headings which reflect guidance given by the Education Endowment Foundation.
- Teaching & whole school strategies
- Targeted support
- Wider strategies
Broadly, 3 main areas of focus form the basis of this plan.
- The ability of the school to provide an effective remote learning experience and pupil's ability to engage in remote learning by having the right IT equipment.
- The social and mental health concerns for young people created by the pandemic.
- Lost learning time and the effect on the progress pupils would normally be expected to make.
The plan outlines a range of measures the school has undertaken and will continue to undertake to ensure we tackle these 3 areas. The plan is a live document which is continuously updated and evaluated by a range of staff to reflect the evolving nature of the pandemic and the needs of our pupils.