Catch up Funding
Covid Catch-up Premium 2020-2021
What it is for and how we plan to spend it.
What catch-up premium is for.
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding 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 · a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
o a school’s programme for 5 to 16-year-olds – for more information, see the National Tutoring Programme FAQs o a 16 to 19 tuition fund o an oral language intervention programme for reception-aged children
The priority is to ensure that all teachers have a firm and common understanding of the Government’s catch-up initiative and the teaching & learning toolkit; ensuring that assessments, learning, interventions and homework are effectively planned, implemented and measured for impact. Holley Park Academy will spend our Covid Catch-up Grant by using this to support the learning of pupils.
· Inset to be planned to give all teaching staff the opportunity to become familiar with the catch-up initiative.
· Inset to include time for teaching staff to study the teaching & learning toolkit and to use advice in their planning.
· Effective assessments in all year groups are planned for to identify gaps in learning.
· Analysis of assessments used to plan precision teaching and interventions.
· To ensure effective use of support staff in working with individual children and small groups.
· To ensure effective use of relevant resources and materials to support learning and understanding.
· Collaborative learning to be planned for in mixed ability groups for peer support.
· Homework to be linked to those key areas for further development and support.
· To ensure effective communication between school and parents in order for them to be able to support their child/ren with homework.