COVID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
TRINITY C.E. PRIMARY SCHOOL
CATCH-UP PREMIUM STRATEGY 2020 -2021
The government has provided £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up after the disruption to schools following the national school closure from 20th March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many children did not attend school for a period of six months, returning to full-time education from 1st September 2020.
The funding includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Alongside this, the government launched the £350 million National Tutoring Programme(NTP) to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help. The catch up funding can be used to pay for support from the NTP.
Further information about the Catch-up Premium can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium
The Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) has provided advice on how the funding could be best spent:
CATCH-UP FUNDING GRANT ALLOCATION AND TIMING
During the 2020-21, academic year, Trinity Primary School will receive a total of £24,800 in three tranches from the government, calculated on £80 per pupil from EYFS to Y6.
USE OF FUNDING
Quality first teaching (effective differentiation, high expectations, any gaps identified by teachers which may have occurred during lockdown)
Interventions during school time including small group work and one to one support
Intervention teacher to teach small groups in Y3 (assessment shows this year group need intense support)
Wellbeing interventions to support the emotional, mental effects of lockdown
Guidance from the department of education.
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Information for parents and carers about the opening of early years providers, schools and colleges, safety in schools, attendance, transport, school meals and exams.