During the COVID-19 pandemic and the school experienced two significant school closures during the 'lockdown' periods alongside significant disruption and poor attendance, due to the government requirements to isolate.
The children and staff at Cuckney C of E Primary School have worked hard to develop a blended learning offer, that caters for those pupils learning both in school and at home. We have implemented and developed the use of 'Google classroom' to support with this offer. Further details can be found in the remote learning section of the website which includes the Remote learning offer to parents and the School's remote learning policy.
The school has monitored the 'lost learning' of the summer term and have plans in place to cover these areas of the curriculum in future topics. Our aim is to protect against such losses in the January lockdown, by providing 3 - 4 hours of learning each day, through the use of the Google Classroom platform.
At Cuckney, our ‘catch-up’ plan will be implemented to ensure children make accelerated progress to make up for any lost learning. This ‘catch-up’ plan will focus on, developing plans to cover missed curriculum content, targeted teaching groups within classes and 1-1 'catch up' for individuals. All children will have access to daily 'Take Five' sessions as well as our ELSA session supporting groups or individuals mental health and well-being needs. Our 'catch up' funding will be used to provide additional teaching time to deliver the additional 'catch up' sessions.
The government have issued catch-up funding to support schools. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years.
At Cuckney we are receiving;
Sept 2020 - Autumn term £2900
Jan 2021 - for two terms estimated at £3540