Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.
In 2020-2021 Foxfield school was allocated £28,320 for COVID-19 Catch -Up Grant Funding.
This funding was allocated to interventions for pupils following analysis of pastoral factors through Multi-Agency Team planning and assessment. The interventions took place during the Autumn Term 2020, Spring Term 2021, and Summer Term 2021.
Catchup funding was spent on
- Time spent on mental health, wellbeing and social skills development. This will be at the core of all catch up work as many children will have not been in formal school setting for a number of months. We will continue to use the provide support to our pupils through the creation of a nurture room
- Working through well sequenced, purposeful planning. For example, teachers have adapted planning in order to focus on missed objectives and to consolidate the basics.
- Focus on pupil regulation. Pupils ability to self-regulate were greatly hampered during the closure of our school, therefore we created two “engine rooms” to support pupil regulation.
- Recovery curriculum. Support and training was provided by Barry Carpenter to enhance our school offer through the 5 levers of recovery.
- To provide additional support. Enabling us as a school to focus on pupil regulation, independence and basic skills.
(For some children)
- Additional support through an art therapist
- Additional support through a music therapist
- Additional support via a funded nurture team.