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COVID-19 Catch Up Fund

In order to support schools with school planning whilst we are in a world pandemic, the Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) has produce two help guidance documents:

The EEF guide to supporting school planning – A tiered approach to 2020-21Covid-19 support guide for schools

These documents suggests schools plan using a tiered approach with respect to school improvement and also with respect to planning how to support children to catch-up.

Catch-up” in this context refers to the children learning the main aspects of the curriculum them missed when they were in the first lockdown (March-August 2020.)

This, aforementioned, tiered approach describes 3 tiers and the areas of provision within the tiers which schools they suggest should be focused on to have the greatest impact this year.

(The italic text are the areas within the “The EEF guide to supporting school planning” and the bold text are those areas detailed in the “Covid-19 support guide for schools.”)

Tier 1 – Teaching (High-quality for all, effective diagnostic assessment, supporting remote learning and focusing on professional development.) Teaching and wholes school strategies (Supporting great teaching, Pupil assessment and feedback and Transition support)

Tier 2 – Targeted academic support (high quality one to one and small group tuition, teaching assistants and targeted support, academic tutoring, planning for pupils with SEND.)  Targeted approaches (One to one and small group tuition, Intervention programmes and extended school time)

Tier 3 – Wider strategies (supporting pupils social, emotional and behavioural needs, planning carefully for adopting SEL (social and emotional learning) curriculum, supporting parents with pupils of different ages and successfully implementation in challenging times)  Wider strategies (Supporting parent and carers, access to technology and summer support)

Catch Up Premium

The Government has allocated funding to each school to support “Catch-up”

Government Covid 19 GuidanceThis Dfe guidance states:

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

See below for a full overview of the Catch-up Funding spend.

Covid Catch Up Funding


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@_Brownmead - 12 Dec
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@_Brownmead - 22 Nov
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@_Brownmead - 18 Nov
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@_Brownmead - 3 Nov
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@_Brownmead - 25 Oct
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@_Brownmead - 20 Oct
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@_Brownmead - 19 Oct
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