Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to all schools to support with closing gaps in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years.
At Pennington Infant School we are receiving a total of £7680 based on £80 per pupil;
Sept 2020 – Mar 2021 - £4,480
Apr 2021 – Aug 2021 - £3,200
We have considered the age of our children when deciding how to allocate and spend our money. We have also used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.
Please see an overview of how the money will be spent. A further document detailing the tiered approach is available in school.