Covid 19 Catch Up Funding
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This 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. Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
We are a school with 102 pupils so received - £8160
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
This could include, for example:
- small group or one-to-one tuition
- summer programmes to help re-engage pupils or extra teaching capacity from September
We have chosen to use our funding to support a variety of catch up sessions across the school. These include:
Small group Maths catch up x2 weekly for Years 3 and 5 - led by additional teacher
Small group Maths catch up x1 weekly for Year 6 pupils - led by released class teacher
2x weekly Reading and GPS catch up sessions for KS2 Children - led by teaching assistant
2x weekly Phonics, reading and maths catch up sessions for KS1 Children - led by teaching assistant
The criteria for choosing the pupils to recieve this additional catch up was based on:
teacher assessments in spelling, maths and reading made post lockdown (Sept 2020)
and data gathered from children sitting what would have been their end of year assessments for 2019/20 in Reading and Maths (Oct 2020)