Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3GF

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Foxwood Academy

Begin your Journey

Covid-19 Recovery Premium 2020 - 2021



Covid-19 Recovery premium received (estimate based on 107 pupils)



With HN top up funding, PP funding and other catch-up grants we have felt financially stable and have managed to come through the pandemic relatively unscathed (thanks to some careful budget management).

We continue to focus this money on narrowing gaps, improving progress and supporting our vulnerable children and young people.

As an Academy we have decided to focus the Covid catch up funding primarily on supporting children to meet EHCP outcomes where early evidence suggests the negative impact of Covid-19 is greatest.




How we intend to spend the funding allocation

Purpose (Planned Impact – To improve specific EHCP outcomes)

Allocated Cost

EHCP Outcomes

Specialist therapist input (OT, SaLT, Physio, Play) and in-house specialist staff

Additional therapist input as required:

- Sensory occupational therapy (SJ £52 per hour)

- Speech and language (LT £35 per hour)

- Powerplay (LC £35 per hour)

- Physiotherapy (C?)

- Pet therapy (LWr & Alfie £15 per hour)

- Intensive interaction (HH £35 per hour)

Based on a 6hr day, 1 day per half term:

- £1,872 (SJ)

- £1,260 (LT)

- £1,260 (LC)

- £540 (LWr)

- £1,260 (HH)

Specialist therapy resourcing

Additional therapy input/resourcing as required e.g. sensory occupational therapy, speech and language, play therapy, music therapy to include:

- Development of new sensory area/room

- Physiotherapy equipment

- Music equipment/resourcing

- Bikability


Outdoor physical activity

Class set of bicycles to improve fitness, social and emotional well-being


EHCP Outcomes

Support Behaviour for learning post covid-19

- Behaviour interventions

- Communication

- Social and emotional support


Mental health

Training and specific input for pupils and parents


Parent support

Work alongside parents to support potential negative impact of Covid-19 on families for example redundancy, bereavement, vulnerable health conditions…



With no residentials, parties, Christmas carols in Beeston or disco this Christmas we will celebrate together in our groups:

- over Christmas dinner in our bubbles

- winter wonderland in school





Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training

2 staff to attend the ELSA course. The course involves 5 full days of training covering the following topics:

- Emotional literacy/coaching, active listening and circle techniques

- Self-esteem, relationships and friendships

- Regulating strong emotions (anger and anxiety) and using therapeutic stories

- Social communication difficulties and practical strategies

- Loss and bereavement and bespoke ELSA programme planning


Implementation of ELSA training

Following the ELSA training, provide time for staff to implement training across Academy