We have received additional funding from the government to ensure that pupils who have fallen behind due to the Covid 19 pandemic are supported in reaching the levels of academic attainment they would have reached were it not for this interruption to their education. This is an ongoing process but you can click here to see how we spent this funding on pupils during the 2020-2021 academic year.
For the current academic year we have continued to apply the balance of the funding received for the 20-21 academic year, in addition to the £4,050 we have been allocated under the government’s School Led Tutoring Programme for the current academic year. We have created a programme of weekly one-to-one and small group tuition targeted across the school with tutors provided through National Tutoring Programme provider Schools Partnership Tutors, focussing on numeracy and/or literacy skills, depending on the needs of individual pupils. Pupil baselines have been individually assessed at the start of the tutoring programme, and progress and effectiveness of tutoring sessions will be continually monitored both by the tutors and by members of our school leadership team as sessions progress across the academic year.
We received £2,235 in additional funding from the DfE to provide a catch-up summer school “camp” for pupils who had been significantly adversely impacted by Covid and the long summer absence from school. This camp was provided by members of our school staff and provided a mix of educational and fun activities to ensure that pupils who had been adversely impacted by Covid were ready for their return to school in September 2021.