Sutton V.A. Lower School

Sutton Lower School

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Covid-19 Recovery Curriculum

On 20th March 2020, schools closed to all children except those of key workers and vulnerable children. Only eligible children attended Sutton VA Lower School (at Edward Peake Middle School) until the 1st June when the school opened for priority groups and we were able to welcome Year One back into the building.

Whilst all children during this period had access to purpose-made home learning, which continued until the end of the summer term, concern about gaps in learning and the need to 'catch up – recovery curriculum' have formed a priority of school plans for the 2020-21 academic year.

Much of these plans, including for curriculum adaptations are based on DfE guidance found here.

There are two broad aims for 'Catch Up – Recovery Curriculum' at Sutton VA Lower School:

  1. Attainment outcomes at end of 2020-21 for all groups remain above the national average.
  2. The mental health needs of pupils are met and supported by the school.

 

Catch up is:

Some children may also access:

Covid-19 Catch up Premium & national tutoring programme

In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. Further guidance has now been released here showing that the money is split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme.

The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year's census and will not include new children, meaning we are predicting to be in receipt of £5,840 (73 x £80).

The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best. At Sutton VA Lower School, this money will be used to provide: