Covid-19 “Catch up” Fund
In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. Further guidance has now been released (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium) showing that the money is split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme.
The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis. This will be based on the previous year’s census and will not include Nursery numbers, meaning we are predicting Charlton-on-Otmoor will be in receipt of £3,407. The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.
At Charlton, this money will be used in order to provide:
- Curriculum resources and materials that support “catch up” and mental health of pupils.
- Additional staffing to support the progress and outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.
There are three broad aims for “catch up” at Charlton-on-Otmoor:
- Attainment outcomes at end of 2020-21 for all year groups will be at least in line with those at the end of 2019-20.
- The mental health needs of pupils are met and supported by the school.
- Staff are supported and provided with the training and knowledge to meet the needs of all pupils
Catch up at Charlton IS NOT:
- Cramming missed learning
- Pressuring children and families into rapid learning
- Teachers time spent highlighting missed objectives
- Teachers time spent ticking off assessment points and extra tracking