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, resources and pastoral needs, in order to help reduce the impact of Covid-19 on children's learning.
As such, every school leadership team is 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 Strategy Boards and the GLF Trust will review each school's expenditure in order to oversee reporting on impact.