The Government has announced a £1 billion fund for education, split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme, to address the learning loss due to Covid-19. (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium)
The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis per pupil. This will be based on the previous year’s census. The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best.
This coming academic year will be different to any other year. We cannot simply pick up where we left off, nor can we rely on past plans, or ‘off the shelf’ planning. We may have to review, audit and adapt our planning on many occasions.
We will work together to ensure that children are happy, settled, secure and helped to learn and make progress from their individual starting points. We are committed to ensuring that school life returns to as close to ‘normal’ for our children as possible.
We expect that the curriculum that we had planned for this year will be in place, un-adapted, and in full from September 2021.
The principles at the heart of our strategy are:
You can download the plan in full below.