Coronavirus Catch-up Funding

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). The allocation for mainstream school was £80 per pupil, in 2020 – 21.

Schools have a duty to publish on their websites, how they used this funding:

Purpose of funding

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. The Government has directed that schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.

How we used our funding:

 

  2020-21 Allocation: £6,000

  At Holy Redeemer we used the 2020 – 21 funding to:

  – employ 1-2-1 and small group intervention teachers

  – invest in intervention programmes and resources

  – train staff

  – employ additional support staff to deliver interventions and provide 1-2-1- and small group support in lessons

  – employ academic mentors

   – run Thrive and Family Thrive interventions

 

 

 

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2020-21 Allocation: £14,400

At Holy Redeemer we used the 2020 – 21 funding to:

– employ 1-2-1 and small group intervention teachers

– invest in intervention programmes and resources

– train staff

–  employ additional support staff to deliver interventions and provide 1-2-1- and small group support in lessons

– employ a Family Support Worker, and Thrive train them, to address underlying emotional difficulties providing a barrier to learning