Catch up Funding

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. We are aware that this will be a steady process and will ensure we support the emotional and mental wellbeing for our children alongside the need to limit the impact of missed education. 


Our COVID action plan has been put in place to support children to be successful in their return to school after missing a significant amount of their formal education from March- July 2020.


The following priorities were included- 

• Wellbeing Curriculum

• Establish Behaviours

• Baseline Assessment

 • Plan for gaps- Quality First Teaching

• Use of Catch-up funding

• Engagement with parents

• Quality Remote learning


The analysis of baseline teacher assessment data and pupil progress meetings have allowed us to identify priorities for the use of our catch-up funding with the aim of children catching up, in order to reach their full potential. This plan is evolving and will form part of our assessment plan-do-review cycle as well as matching closely with school development priorities across the year.