Coronavirus (COVID-19)Update & Catch-up Premium
November 2021 Update
As you are aware, we have had a number of cases of Covid in school over the past couple of weeks and unfortunately we are still hearing of more positive cases.
We would ask you to please read the attached letter from Stockport Council regarding the rising numbers of cases in schools and how we, as a school community, can help.
Going forward until further notice we would encourage you to wear face coverings if you need to come onto our school site, particularly as you drop off and collect your children.
The second request is to increase the use of lateral flow tests. People who live with someone who currently has COVID-19 have the highest risk of catching and passing on the virus. Should anyone in your house get COVID-19, It would assist us in reducing infection rates in school, if you could test everyone else in the household, including any child who is in Year 3 or above, daily for 10 days. If the test is negative then your child may come into school, however, if the test is positive, we would ask you to keep whoever has tested positive away from school (self-isolate) and book a PCR test. In addition, if you have been notified that there is a positive case in your child's class, we would ask you to use lateral flow tests each morning prior to coming to school for at least a week. This is a very effective way of catching asymptomatic cases.
Thank you for your support.
Catch up Funding
Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to all schools to support closing gaps in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years.
At NCJPS we are receiving £18,160, based on 227 pupils albeit spent over £32000.
At NCJPS, when deciding how to allocate and spend our money we have considered our pupils and what strategies have worked in the past. We have also used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.