Catch Up Premium

In June, the Government announced a £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up.   Further guidance has now been released and can be viewed at www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium. Schools allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in Reception through to Year 6.

This means Holybrook Primary School will be in receipt of £15,640 (196 x £80) this year to help support our pupils.

Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) 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.

Barriers to getting pupils back on track:

  • Loss of learning due to school closure
  • Pupil attitudes to learning and resilience and stamina to access learning for longer periods of time
  • Changes in behaviour, including anxiety, self-esteem and self confidence
  • Pupils not being able to make links to previous learning
  • Phonics knowledge and application for pupils in EYFS and KS1
  • Foundations of learning in Early Years

At Holybrook Primary School, this money will be used in order to provide:

  • Curriculum resources and materials that support “catch up” and the mental health of all pupils.
  • Additional support staff to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.

The impact of the expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils at Holybrook Primary School will be assessed using:

  • Termly assessments.
  • Ongoing teacher assessment and assessment for learning
  • Assessment tools built into online interventions.

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