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).
We are eligible as a Primary school to receive this funding.
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis; St Augustine's will receive £80 for each pupil from Reception to Year 6. This will be received in 3 tranches, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
Schools should use this funding in a way that suits each cohort and circumstances for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.
At St Augustine's, we will implement catch-up strategies through small group interventions and tuition. We have also upgraded some of the IT equipment for pupil and staff use in addition to providing CGP workbooks to support with Remote Learning.
Any funding that is not utilised can be carried forward to future academic year.
School leaders must be able to show they are using the funding to support their pupils’ educational recovery in line with the curriculum expectations. Governors scrutinise the schools’ approaches to catch-up, including the plans for and use of catch-up funding through committee meetings.
There will soon be a report published in this section to provide transparency for parents on how this money has been spent.