Covid Catch-up Premium Grant

Covid Catch up Premium Funding

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).Schools have been allocated funding to bridge the aggregate impact of lost time in education during the time period.

Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil. This means a typical primary school of 200 pupils will receive £16,000.

At St.Winifred’s we have decided to use the funding for year 5 and 6 catch-up tuition groups and to employ two Teaching Assistants to teach intervention groups in years 5 and 6. The tuition is for the year 5/6 (two small groups of four children per class for one hour each week), who missed out on lost time during the 2019-20 academic period. The tuition groups are being taught by the children’s teachers and the groupings and class needs will be reviewed after each cycle of tuition (8 weeks).

Children will be assessed against their year 5 and 6 targets to measure the impact of the sessions. Children who attain 70% of their targets (eg 14 correct answers on a Maths test out of 20) will be deemed to have successfully completed the cycle of intervention or tuition.