Catch-Up

COVID Catch-Up Plan

The Federation has created an bespoke, creative and fun educational catch-up plan for the children that have lost a lot of important learning due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

For more information about our COVID Catch up Plan, please contact the school office for more details, or click the links below for the Goverment Guidance. 

What catch-up funding is for

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. 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 missed learning
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:

This guidance applies to the catch-up premium only.

Eligibility

The followings settings are eligible:

  • primary, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
  • local authority-maintained special schools
  • special academies and free schools
  • special schools not maintained by a local authority
  • pupil referral units
  • alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools
  • local authority-maintained hospital schools and academies
  • independent special schools

Funding allocations

School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis.

Mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil from reception to year 11 inclusive.

The following settings will get £240 for each place for the 2020 to 2021 academic year:

  • special schools, including special units within mainstream schools
  • AP schools
  • hospital schools

See the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium: allocations guidance for further information.

Using catch-up funding

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.

To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.

To support schools to implement their catch-up plans effectively, EEF has published the school planning guide: 2020 to 2021. This will provide further guidance on how schools should implement catch-up strategies and supporting case studies to highlight effective practice.

Schools can use catch-up premium funding to support any summer catch-up provision that they are offering and can carry funding forward to future academic years. 

Timeline

September 2021

Identified pupil groups taught core skills as part of weekly timetable

October 2021

Specific focus on greater depth pupils for English catch-up

November 2021

Additional 1:1 teaching for pupils with identified special educational needs afterschool.

December 2021

National tutor programme roll-out

 

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