In June 2020, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. Further guidance has been released 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 at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year's census, meaning we are predicted to be in receipt of £16,560 (207 pupils x £80 per pupil). 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 students.
At Crampton, this money will be used in order to provide:
Catch Up at Crampton is:
Focus on consolidation of basic skills.
The core skills which enable successful learning will require increased curriculum time across years 2, 5 & 6. These include: handwriting, spelling of high frequency words, basic sentence punctuation, times tables recall, basic addition and subtraction fact recall and reading skills relevant to age.
Reading, writing and maths teaching will require increased teaching time in order to cover missed learning - particularly in the autumn term.
This is always a focus in the school and will continue to be so in order to develop children's reading ability and vocabulary.
Teachers will work to identify gaps in learning and adapt accordingly.
This will be at the core of all catch up work as many children will have not been in a formal school setting for a number of months.
Catch up at Crampton is not: