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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


@_Brownmead - 17 May
Last game of the season for our Year 5/6 boys football team. All kids showing sportsmanship and teamwork. Leading to a win the first game and after a tough last match came out with a draw. Well done to all schools today.
@_Brownmead - 15 May
I am so proud of you Oak for your resilience, perseverance and determination to work hard and try your best for your SATs - to just keep going! Amazing Year 6.
@_Brownmead - 15 May
What an amazing day Year 6 had on Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for us! Our “Yes Day” was a success and the children loved it. The children enjoyed breaking the rules for the day 😜
@_Brownmead - 12 May
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but ‘We Did It!’ Chestnut you have well and truly exceeded my expectations and SATs is officially over! Well done everyone.
@_Brownmead - 11 May
Year 6 are ready for day 2 of SATS! Nice and energised with a game of Benchball. Good Luck Year 6!
@_Brownmead - 6 May
Bring the steel pan to our school - love the sound 🙌
@_Brownmead - 4 May
We had special visitors today and Oak in Year 6 absolutely adored them. They looked after them extremely well this afternoon. It was great to see the chicks!
@_Brownmead - 2 May
Eid Mubarak to all of our families celebrating this important event. We wish you peace and happiness.
@_Brownmead - 29 Apr
A fabulous evening performing at the Grand Iftar, the choir were outstanding. Thank you for allowing us all to be part of this special event.
@_Brownmead - 28 Apr
Year 4 children absolutely loved taking part in a Commonwealth Games Event. A great day!
@_Brownmead - 28 Apr
We have come into school with 9 chicks this morning 😆🐣
@_Brownmead - 27 Apr
Reception are learning about life cycles in line with the Brownmead Bucket List. The children are going to be so excited this morning when they see the first chick has hatched 🐣
@_Brownmead - 26 Apr
A fantastic WELL DONE to the winners of the Easter Competition - there challenge was to incorporate a container that was able to be reused from home…we had loads of creative entries. Amazing talent at Brownmead! Thank you.
@_Brownmead - 25 Apr
Why not take part!
@_Brownmead - 25 Apr
Win these two signed picture books. I've got three sets of two to giveaway. RT to enter. I'll randomly pick 3 winners 8pm GMT Apr 28th. Good luck! 💂‍♂️
@_Brownmead - 25 Apr
A huge congratulations to Brownmead staff, children and art ambassadors for achieving the silver award for Arts Mark.
@_Brownmead - 18 Apr
Do you have good music knowledge? Another good game, instead of Wordle it’s Heardle: listen to the intro and name that tune! #52 🔊🟩⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️
@_Brownmead - 8 Apr
Thank you for all the hard work that went into the Poetry, Music and Dance evening yesterday. Please click the link below to have a look.
@_Brownmead - 7 Apr
The Easter Competition entries are beginning to enter our building…some creative ideas - brilliant!
@_Brownmead - 7 Apr
We are at a commonwealth event today ran by This morning the children have taken part in bowls, Boccia, speed stack, Squash, Rugby and Bangra Dance. All children have taken part in all sports and showing great determination.