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GLF Statement on the use of Covid-19 Catch-up Funding
The government has announced a catch-up premium, equivalent to £80 per pupil, 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.
The guidance on the use of funding states that "although all children have had their
education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that
disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit".
Each school is responsible for allocating this money in order to meet specific, identified
areas for focus - such as those relating to learning, assessment, intervention strategies
and pastoral needs, in order to help reduce the impact of Covid-19 on children's learning.
As such, every school leadership team are creating a plan to show how this funding is
being spent, the reasons for these decisions and the intended impact. This plan will be
found on the school's website. School Standards Boards and the GLF Trust will review
each school's expenditure in order to oversee reporting on impact.