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. Schools have been allocated some additional funding on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
We are using this funding for specific activities to support pupils to 'catch up' for lost teaching over the previous months. To make the best use of this funding, we are basing our approach on the Education Endowment Foundation's (EEF) coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools, with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students, and their Teaching and Learning Toolkit.
The EEF advises the following:
Teaching and whole school strategies
- Supporting great teaching
- Pupil assessment and feedback
- Transition support
- One to one and small group tuition
- Intervention programmes
- Supporting parent and carers
- Access to technology