The government, due to the Coronavirus has allocated catch up premium funding for each school. The funding is based on £80 per pupil for all pupils in years from reception through to year 11. This catch up premium includes the Literacy and Numeracy Catch up funding that was previously a separate and distinct funding stream. The government have advised that schools should use this funding for specific activities to support pupils to catch up on lost learning during the year 2019-20 and also 2020-21. ‘Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances’ and this includes ensuring that each school is able to deliver remote learning be that virtually or through paper resources.
Please see the plan for Sir Harry Smith Community College for academic year 2020 / 2021. Please note that this is an evolving document, but figures were correct as of May 2021.