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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 - 14 Jul
What a fab way to end the week with our Year 6 disco! 🪩
@_Brownmead - 2 Jul
Some of our amazing children were treated to an ice cream today as they were in the top 50 children in the whole school with the highest attendance. A huge well done all 💜🍦
@_Brownmead - 1 Jul
We had a great day today celebrating the first day of Wimbledon practising our balls skills with a game of tennis 🎾
@_Brownmead - 25 Jun
Just to share the amazing news. Year 5 were Titan Sports Olympians today at Aston University where they competed against other schools in various matches: football, dodgeball, basketball, water polo and gym circuits.And we WON… First place for Brownmead! 🥇
@_Brownmead - 24 Jun
Last Friday, Year 6 took part in a workshop with Loudmouth. The programme uses age appropriate drama and discussion workshops to support children in learning about safe contact with others.
@_Brownmead - 24 Jun
Year 6 have had a great two weeks completing their level 1 and 2 bikeability, gaining the skills and confidence to ride safely 🚲
@_Brownmead - 23 Jun
Our new uniform ready for September is now available to buy from Mansuri. Some items are available to pre order. Just a reminder that the polo top is for reception to year 2 only and shirt and tie for year 3-year 6.
@_Brownmead - 23 Jun
Year 2 had a fabulous time at Tamworth Castle 🏰
@_Brownmead - 23 Jun
Reception have had a fabulous week learning lot of new skills whilst taking part in scootability 🛴
@_Brownmead - 25 May
A great turn out for our annual Summer fete. Thank you to all that came from our local community. Have a great half term everyone 💜
@_Brownmead - 24 May
Our Rights Respecting pupil ambassadors presented to the Birmingham Children's Trust Safeguarding Board, informing them of the brilliant work that is going on within the Trust, for safeguarding, across our curriculum.
@_Brownmead - 22 May
Isle of Wight, class of 2024! What a trip we’ve had 💜
@_Brownmead - 22 May
A morning of team games for year 6 before we head back to Birmingham
@_Brownmead - 21 May
Now an afternoon of kayaking 💜
@_Brownmead - 21 May
This morning we went paddle boarding 🌊
@_Brownmead - 21 May
Year 6 are up and ready for a day on the water 🌊
@_Brownmead - 20 May
The year 6s have arrived in the Isle of Wight ready for their sailing residential 🌊
@_Brownmead - 15 May
Come and join us for our annual Summer fete 💜
@_Brownmead - 11 May
Your boys were superb today and represented you with distinction! What a group!
@_Brownmead - 11 May
With key stage 2 SATs starting next week, everyone at Brownmead would like to wish our fabulous year 6s the best of luck. Remember you are all amazing and you have worked super hard! You’ve got this Year 6! 💜