Catch Up Funding

Catch Up Funding 2020-21 

The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch  up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic  year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching  time. 

The funding received by St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School is £37,680 over 3 termly  payments 

School will use this funding for specific activities to support our pupils to catch up for lost teaching  and learning 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. 

The Governing Body have approved the following plan for spending and will monitor the impact and  effectiveness of the measures implemented throughout the course of the year using a range of  strategies: Head Teacher Report; Subject Leader Report; summary of analysis of pupil standards;  findings from formative assessment methods; summary analysis of any end of year summative  assessment. 

Description Amount 

Mentors - £2,216   Mentor - £2,216 ICT Provision £33,248 Total £37,680 

The biggest barrier that our children have is access to technology at home. This is the case for non disadvantaged as well for disadvantaged. Use of our funding to address this, will ensure that all  children are able to access home learning as and when it becomes necessary to implement it.  

Increased technology within the classroom setting will ensure that all pupils are able benefit from  immediate access to supportive apps to enhance and deepen the work that we are undertaking in  class. The largest curriculum gaps at present are within Reading and Maths and the employment of 2  Mentors will hopefully assist in narrowing these gaps, particularly at Lower Keystage 2. 

Rebecca Wilkinson - Head Teacher 

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