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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 - 27 Feb
Some of our receptions children are super proud of their writing 💜
@_Brownmead - 7 Feb
A huge thank you to our reception parents who joined us this afternoon for our Maths workshop. It was great to see so many faces!
@_Brownmead - 1 Feb
Reception have had an amazing day today. The children travelled back in time 🕰️ and went on a prehistoric safari in the outdoor garden! 🦖 The children found lots of prehistoric animals and items and checked them off the list! 📋 Amazing day well done everyone🥰
@_Brownmead - 1 Feb
Year 6 had an amazing day visiting part of learnt all about road and fire safety 🚘🚒🔥
@_Brownmead - 31 Jan
Y3 completing another week of their outdoor learning this half term. Learning how to navigate around school using maps and compass points
@_Brownmead - 19 Jan
🐧 and his friends!We love this working wall from . A great place to document learning during lessons. This can all be used to help with future writing tasks. 👏📝💭 Want to find out more about Ready Steady Write?…
@_Brownmead - 19 Jan
🐧 and his friends!We love this working wall from . A great place to document learning during lessons. This can all be used to help with future writing tasks. 👏📝💭 Want to find out more about Ready Steady Write?…
@_Brownmead - 11 Jan
Year 6 Oak began their geography unit ‘Frozen Kingdom’ with a bang this afternoon! What better way to experience it than a VR experience!Can you spot the photos which caught their reactions when they came up close and personal with a polar bear?
@_Brownmead - 22 Dec
Merry Christmas from all the staff at Brownmead 🎉🎄
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
Today, all of the children watched a Panto… oh no they didn’t… oh yes they did! The children enjoyed joining in, singing along and celebrating this traditional christmas take on the fairytale of Cinderella!
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
To end their DT topic Year 3 Hawthorns have been able to prepare and cook a savoury dish. They prepared all the ingredients for some delicious samosas which were thoroughly enjoyed by all ☺️
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
An excited Year 2 visited Shard End Library to learn more about libraries and to explore the wonderful selection of books on offer. The children met the librarian who gave a guided tour and read them a story 📚
@_Brownmead - 20 Dec
This term Year 2 have been learning about Christianity and the Christmas story as part of their R.E topic. We visited All Saints Church in Shard End. We met two lovely ladies who showed us the Church Nativity and told us about the Christmas story.
@_Brownmead - 10 Dec
We thoroughly enjoyed raising money for for our annual Christmas Jumper Day 🎄
@_Brownmead - 30 Nov
How amazing does our writing display look after our first half a term using the amazing . The children are absolutely loving the books that we have used.
@_Brownmead - 23 Nov
Conkers have had a great afternoon for their outdoor learning, making bug hotels 🐜
@_Brownmead - 17 Nov
A huge thank you for your donations towards the amazing charity we had a fabulous day wearing our pyjamas taking part in fun activities 🐻
@_Brownmead - 17 Nov
Year 6 had an amazing time at today! 🧬
@_Brownmead - 16 Nov
Huge thank you to all the parents in Y1 that turned up for our times tables work shop on Tuesday. The children enjoyed taking part in some meaningful activities with you all.
@_Brownmead - 12 Nov
Your boys represented Erdington and Saltley u11s yesterday and did you proud!