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, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.
Schools have been allocated a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11 to support schools work in ‘catching up’ their children. The total amount received by Lord Deramore’s was £17,280.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students. We have used this document to help us direct our additional funding in the most effective way.
Our detailed ‘Covid Catch Up Strategy Plan’ for 2020-2022 can be viewed here.