Parents' Guide | COVID-19 Information
As part of the Step 4 guidance issued by the government, schools are expected to open and deliver face-to-face education for all pupils at the start of this new academic year. As Covid-19 becomes a virus which we have to learn to live with, it is now imperative to reduce the disruption to children’s education, particularly given that the risk to children is extremely low. The key messages from the guidance are:
Our detailed planning and ongoing review, following any updates to guidance and advice, can be read in our school risk assessment below and we hope that these bring assurances to you. If you would like to discuss any of these further, then please contact the school office.
What is the Catch Up Premium?
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. Please see our Catch Up Premium Strategy below.
Paper copies of this information are available, free of charge. Please contact the office to request a copy or with any further queries or concerns.