Covid Catch Up & Recovery Funding

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

In order to maximise the impact of this funding, we have carefully planned essential actions, intended outcomes and impact through both of our ‘Catch Up’ and ‘Recovery’ Plans.

Please see below for further details:-

Using Catch-up & Recovery Funding

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 curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

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