Covid 19 and Remote Education
We will continue to keep parents and carers informed of the guidance applicable to education regarding COVID-19. The latest information can be found below.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 and provision of remote education (England) expired on 24 March 2022 meaning that schools no longer have a legal duty to provide remote education. It is most likely now that if your child is off school due to COVID-19 that they will be off school with a temperature and will not be well. If your child has taken a COVID-19 test and is off school for 3 days, but remaining well, staff will endeavour to provide some remote education for your child in line with update guidance.
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
- a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium 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
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
For the 2020-21 Academic Year, Ruishton were allocated: £15,920
In order to ensure that economies of scale and procurement allows value for money, all schools in The Oak Partnership have pooled the premium to support a collective spend.
A plan for how the premium is spent can be found below.