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Covid Catch Up

The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.  At Uffculme School we aim to spend the catch-up support funding to address individual pupil needs and have listed below they ways in which we have planned to support them in regaining their progression.

The data that has been collected by our teachers this term indicates that whilst there has been some regression academically with our learners, the biggest impact of lockdown has been in students wellbeing and readiness for learning. Previous levels of independence, eg life skills at post 16 have not been maintained. Staff working in Foundation stage have noticed a difference between ‘typical’ levels of communication, attention and learning skills.