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COVID 19 Catch Up

As a result of COVID-19 young people across the country have experienced an unprecedented disruption to their education. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will have had significant impact to both their education and wellbeing. The funding will allow schools to return to normal educational routines as quickly as possible and allows those hardest hit to catch-up. Schools allocations has been calculated on a per pupil basis, and it will arrive in three tranches with an initial part payment in autumn 2020, a second payment in early 2021, based on updated pupil and place data and a final payment in the summer term. This funding will be used to support students to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium is to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all children make up for lost teaching time. The funding provided is £240 per pupil.

Hawkswood Primary remained open for the duration of the COVID response.  The only time children were at home was during 3 periods of bubble isolation.  During this time, we moved to live on-line learning through google classroom.  The only exception to this was during our first isolation when many of the staff were sick with COVID19, children were given a combination of work packs, projects and on-line learning.

Our greatest concern is the children who will begin their journey to Hawkswood in the academic year 2021/22, and the life experiences these children may have had throughout lockdown.

The amount of Covid Catch up Premium allocated to Hawkswood Primary in 202/21 was £7,680.  Please see our 2020/21 COVID catch up impact report below.