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.
We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.
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.
Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. That is why, alongside the universal catch-up premium, we are launching a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.
During the academic year 2020-21 St Mary's CE Primary School have been allocated funding of £16,560
This will be allocated in the following areas:
£9500 – 40 Google Chrome books to develop the use of effective teaching and learning technology in school.
£3500 – Aspire Behaviour Hub Outreach support - 1hr x 20 weeks to support identified pupils in who require social, emotional regulation support. This then asisst with the development of effective emotional strategies to access daily learning.
£3500 to pay for tutoring for identified pupils in Yr1 to Yr5 via the 'The National Tutoring Programme'
The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed on a regular basis via daily and formative assessment strategies. This will assist in identifying the progress pupils are making in each cohort and address any further gaps in learning.