What is catch up funding?
The government has given schools extra funding to support children to catch up after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
This funding includes:
- a one-off 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. School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis. Schools will get £80 per pupil from Reception to Year 11.
- A National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
- school programme for 5-16 year olds
- 16-19 tuition programme
- an oral language intervention programme for reception age children
Schools will get funding in 3 tranches.
Wrockwardine Wood Infant School will receive:
Autumn=£3690 Spring=£4210 Summer=£5640
We have considered the age of our children when deciding how to allocate and spend our money. We have also used the government recommended coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools , published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.
Accountability: School leaders and governors
School leaders must be able to show they are using the funding to resume teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible following partial or full school closure.
Governors will scrutinise the school's approach to catch-up from September 2020, including their plans for and use of catch-up funding.
This should include consideration of whether the school is spending this funding in line with its catch-up priorities, and ensuring appropriate transparency for parents.
Monitoring by Ofsted
Ofsted will make judgements about the quality of education being provided and how school leaders are using their funding and catch-up funding to ensure the curriculum has a positive impact on all pupils.
Catch up funding plan
Please click here to view our Catch up funding action plan 2020-2021