Catch Up Funding

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 Joseph’s is £16,480 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

Planned Expenditure

  1. Supply staff support for Year 2 and Year 6 pupils, 3 mornings per week focusing on pupils catching up with their English and maths knowledge, skills and understanding, thus ensuring that they are well prepared for their next stage of education.
  1. Purchase of resources and staff training to support catch up of writing knowledge, skills and understanding for pupils from Year 1 to Year 6.