Schools have been directed to use this funding for specific activities to support their students to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has provided support guides for schools. This guidance has supported Monkwearmouth Academy through an evidence-based approach to catch up for students and to help direct this additional funding in the most effective way.
An intended initial core programme is detailed below. Importantly, flexibility still exists to respond to the emerging needs of students as the academic year progresses.