Catch Up Funding 2020-21
“Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.”
Catch Up Funding:
Schools will receive a total of £80 per pupil (Reception pupils through to Year 6). This will arrive in 3 instalments - in Autumn 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. School will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil split across payments 1 and 2 and a final payment of £33.33 per pupil for payment 3. At Altrincham CE Primary School, the total number of pupils is 252 and therefore the total catch up funding received will be £20,160.
Which pupils need to access the support?
Although school will receive funding on a per pupil basis, we have been advised to use the sum available as a single total to prioritise support. There are no specific requirements for who to spend it on. School should identify pupils that will benefit most from the funding
The DfE recommends the following:
· small group or 1-to-1 tuition particularly through the National Tutoring Programme and Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)
· Extra teaching capacity or summer programmes
- The Catch-Up Funding will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for pupils who are not on target to achieve their personal targets due to school closure in Summer Term 2020.
- The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
- The funding will be used to support the emotional well-being of pupils in ensuring they feel safe and they attend school.
- We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
- To ensure pupils have access to remote learning if self-isolating.
- For all pupils to be achieving their projected targets in English and Mathematics.
- For pupil’s emotional wellbeing and attendance to be supported
- For all pupils to have access to a recovery curriculum which will fill the gaps in learning from Summer Term across the foundation subjects.