Catch-up Premium: Coronavirus

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on many of our students. They have spent many months in lockdown and many students faced further disruption because they either tested positive themselves or were identified as close contacts of a positive case. Jewellery Quarter Academy have been delivering a remote learning provision for all students and we have taken positive steps to support their emotional wellbeing by not compromising our ‘character’ aspect of our curriculum during the national lockdown

We understand that we serve deprived communities in increasingly challenging contexts and circumstances; disadvantaged students have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic and that national inequality is likely to have been exacerbated. The awarded Covid-19 Catch Up Premium funding will be used to ensure that all students are ‘caught up’ in all aspects of their school life and are well placed for future success in these extraordinary times. Our priorities and aims include:

  • Ensuring that every child has access to a computer device at home so that they can access the remote learning provision in case of further lockdowns or if they need to self-isolate at home.
  • All students are assessed upon return to school to ascertain gaps in their knowledge or skills set.
  • Teachers have adequate training and the resources to support students.
  • Ensuring that every student is supported in their physical and mental wellbeing as they return to school.

Catch-up Premium 2020-21