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Catch up Funding 2020-22

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. 

The government specified that 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 curriculum expectations for the next academic year.  They noted that, 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 education.

Funding is due to be paid in 3 tranches.

High Well School received £4,200 in the first tranche in November 2020.  The following has been spent to date:

Activity / Resource Cost
Espresso Phonics Subscription (for 1 year) £385
8 x Graphic Strong Tablet Pens £472
Photocopying home learning packs £2,000
15 x mobile phones for Teaching Assistants to support pupils with home learning £675
Visualiser (Aver M15-13M) £353.87
Total £3,885.87
Amount remaining to be allocated £314.13

 

Catch -Up Premium Impact
Activity/Resource Impact Cost
Espresso Phonics Subscription (for 1 year)
  • Average improvement 1 year 11 months in 9 months
  • 87.5% pupils increased their reading age by 18 months or more.
£385
8 x Graphic Strong Tablet Pens Teachers able to deliver more effective remote learning lessons to pupils isolating.  Increase in % of pupils engaging with learning during January lock down 2021 from 70.42% to 78.87%  £472
Photocopying home learning packs 100% of pupil have access to learning when isolating through both online lessons and work packs.   £2,000
15 x mobile phones for Teaching Assistants to support pupils with home learning TAs able to support remote learning, including when self-isolating.  This ensured that all pupils could access the remote learning offer.  £675
Visualiser (Aver M15-13M) Supporting the delivery of other lessons remotely, including board gaming, so the curriculum was not significantly affected. £353.87

 

High Well School received £5,600 in the second tranche in March 2021.   This has not yet been spent / allocated but will be reported here when actioned.