Catch Up Funding
The £650 million of universal catch-up premium funding is available for all state-funded mainstream primary schools.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per-pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. So for Singleton CE Primary School, we anticipate receiving approximately £4,800 for academic year 2020/21.
As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
How are we using the funds?
We know that children learn best when they have secure relationships with the adults teaching them. We have therefore decided to use existing part-time staff to provide catch up. This will also allow teachers to see 'impact' in the classroom and make adjustments to provision.
At Singleton we are using our anticipated payment to:
- pay part-time qualified teaching staff, extra teaching hours, to run catch up interventions for identified children in writing and maths in Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2.
- pay Theatre Arts Uk to provide high quality drama and dance to provide opportunities for children to engage in the wider curriculum and build their confidence and relationship and address wellbeing in Year 5 and 6 and simultaneously providing the Year 5/6 teacher with release time to provide 'catch up' intervention sessions
The specific activities to support these pupils are designed to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on, in reading, phonics, spelling or mathematics.
Progress will be monitored and reviewed during half-term Pupil Progress meetings.