Catch-up funding was announced by the Government to support children who had fallen behind in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures for most children. This is especially important to the most vulnerable children in our society and children who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
John T. Rice should get £80 per pupil in FS2 - Y2 so this should be £12,160. This will be put into our budget during Autumn 2020, Spring and Summer 2021 in three separate amounts.
Schools can make the decision as to what they spend the catch - up funding on. By looking at our unique situation and the children at our school we decided to spend the funding on the following main aspects: