COVID-19 Catch Up

Purpose of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-up Premium Funding

In June 2020, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected.

At Heart of the Forest School, our strategic focus for how we spend the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant funding aims to support each pupil whilst also being aware of what is needed to diminish gaps in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers. We focus on providing experiences or initiatives that are research-based so that we can make the best possible impact.

The government believes that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current adverse effects caused by the period of school closures.

For the current academic year, we must publish our Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant strategy setting out:

  • the amount of the school’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation
  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by the school
  • how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
  • how the school is to measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant allocation
  • the date of the school’s next review of its Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant strategy

 

Download our COVID-19 Premium Plan for the academic year 2020/21 here.

Download our COVID – 10 Premium Plan and Impact Review for the academic year 2020/21 here.

Download our COVID – 19 Premium Plan for the academic year 2021/22 here.