Catch up funding Covid19
Narrowing the Gap - Including allocation of DfE catch-up funding
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up.
Schools’ allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 6. This means we will receive approx: £4080 this year to help us support our pupils. Schools have to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support us to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all pupils. We have considered this when planning our approach for the use of this funding.
The barriers we need to address to help pupils catch up
Ensure pupils are in school every day to learn.
Supporting pupils emotional wellbeing.
Supporting pupils re-establish behaviours for learning.
Re-engaging pupils in the curriculum and learning.
Re-establish positive relationships.
No device to access home-school learning.
Expected progress not made due to lockdown, including:
Pupils not at appropriate chronological age in English and Maths.
Missed daily phonic teaching in Early Years and Key Stage 1 – impacting on early reading and writing skills and confidence.
Delayed progress in reading skills, fluency and comprehension.
Gaps in Mathematical knowledge and understanding.