St Lawrence Church of England Primary School

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Covid Catch-Up 2020-21

As a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) all children missed a considerable amount of time in school and some continue to do so. The effects of this are yet to be fully understood but it is clear that for many children this loss of learning has had a considerable impact on both their academic progress and/or mental health and wellbeing.

To mitigate this we have spent time monitoring and assessing the children's needs carefully since returning to full time schooling in September. Clear planning for addressing these gaps in learning and supporting children's wellbeing has been put into place.

The UK Government has provided access to a 'Catch Up' fund to help support this process. The school has prioritised spending in the following areas:

  • Provision of a part time teacher to work with specific individuals or groups of children who have been affected most.
  • Small group teaching of phonics to cover missed learning particularly for years 2 and 3

Further work will continue to identify gaps and support the raising of attainment for identified pupils.