During any future periods of lock-down or of self-isolation for large numbers of students, we will expect remote learning to take place. More information about our provision for remote learning can be found in our Remote Education Policy.
Please here to view our latest COVID-19 risk assessment. This document is constantly reviewed to reflect guidance received from Public Health England and the Department for Education.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, the government allocated funding to support students’ continued education recovery. Schools’ allocation of funding is calculated based on pupil numbers and pupil premium data. This funding is in addition to the catch-up funding received last year, which was allocated to help schools to reduce the effects of the disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). This funding includes:
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support by providing quality teaching, targeted academic support and deal with non-academic barriers (such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support). Schools have the flexibility to spend the recovery premium on a wider cohort of pupils and where the need is greatest.
This year we plan to use most of our funding to support identified Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students, who have experienced the greatest impact on their progress. We will target students based upon vulnerability and academic need. School-led tutoring will be provided to target areas of the curriculum where there are gaps and skills deficits need to be addressed. We plan to launch this programme at the start of the spring term.