COVID-19 Catch-up Premium
WHAT IS CATCH-UP FUNDING?
The government has allocated an additional amount of funding to schools to help mitigate against the unprecedented disruption to the education of young people as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit but all students have been impacted in some way or another.
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil.
Saint Pius X Catholic High School will receive £51,760 for the 2020/21 academic year. This funding will be distributed in three amounts.
USING THE FUNDING
Schools must use this funding to support their students to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
At Saint Pius we are allocating our spending for:
- Classroom resources to ensure teachers and students have all that is needed to teach in their usual way, particularly whilst teaching in different areas of the school (bubbles).
- Additional materials for students for example GCSE revision guides.
- Additional assessment resources to identify gaps in students’ knowledge and address in a more personalised way.
- 1:1 and small group (1:3) tutoring for students to catch up in English or maths.
- A week long maths catch up programmes for some students at the start of the new academic year.
- Online programmes such as IDL.
- Additional counselling support for those students whose social and emotional needs have increased due to the lockdown.
- Further development of remote learning and strategies to reduce gaps in students’ knowledge.
As school returns to more on-site provision the spending plan will be reviewed to ensure it is meeting the needs of our students and will be adapted where required.