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Covid-19 Catch up funding and Provision

The Government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off £650 million catch up premium for 2020-2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. This equates to £80 per pupil.

Below is the rationale for how we are using our Catch up funding. We have ensured that we have followed the guidance from the EEF (Education Endowment Fund) to formulate our Catch up plan. The EEF guidance can also be found below.



If you need to order a Covid test kit, follow the link here

DfE advice for parents is available here

On this page we will add links to other sources of information and our Online Learning Platform and links to information and support.

A free resource explaining for younger children what Covid-19 is and what its impacts are.

Childline 0800 1111


Mental health resource



Lift Up Your Voice: a great song to learn for when we are back in school!

Early Years information: ideas for activities to do at home and other information

CAMHS (BeeU) have produced some helpful information

Autism West Midlands:

Autism West Midlands will continue to offer advice appointments and support throughout the ongoing outbreak over the phone and via email.  Parents and carers can contact our small team directly as follows;

Mon, Tue, Weds              = Wendy Cowton            07900784186

Weds, Thu, Fri                  = Emma Hegenbarth       07881109480

Email                                   = shropshire@autismwestmidlands.org.uk


During this unpredictable and unsettling period we can offer guidance around;

  • Supporting children who are anxious and upset about the virus
  • Coping with change and uncertainty
  • Suggestions to keep them active and engaged


With the schools closing, and people becoming more isolated we know that such support will be essential for families.

SEN updates for parents

The SEN team have produced an update for parents regarding lockdown - https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer/news/update-from-the-sen-team-following-announcement-of-third-lockdown

Barnado’s support for parents

Barnardo’s have developed a support hub for parents where they will be able to find a range of resources, tools and videos to help support a child’s journey back to school - https://www.barnardos.org.uk/support-hub/back-to-school

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