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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 - 26 Sep
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their first guitar lesson and can’t wait for the next one…brilliant learning experience https://t.co/R01z33TjzN
@_Brownmead - 16 Sep
Ash in Year 4 made a fantastic attempt to draw particular objects in the sand as part of their new text “The Magic Paintbrush” https://t.co/3ZReLEDOtx
@_Brownmead - 16 Sep
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their tennis lesson today whilst the sun was shining https://t.co/bGxUEwwNWi
@_Brownmead - 15 Sep
Year 1 have enjoyed the start of their Write Stuff Unit, exploring wild things and what they have in common. Fergus Fantastic then delivered the words and the children explored what sounds they making before having a go at making the sounds! https://t.co/vtJF2GX6zg
@_Brownmead - 5 Aug
Hope you’ve managed to get to the games - the atmosphere is electric! If you’re at the NEC come and say hi! https://t.co/qaYf216DVz
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@_Brownmead - 19 Jul
We are pleased to announce in addition to our Gold School Games mark. We have also been Awarded Gold in Pathway to Podium. What a year it has been for sport. Thank you again for you contiuned support. https://t.co/xo7eA829WF
@_Brownmead - 11 Jul
Great to see some of our pupils from appearing in last night’s on with 📺 https://t.co/t0P0ZjYvBa
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Year 4 had a fantastic morning at the East to East Mela! We performed some songs and had the chance to try it lots of different sports! Thank you for having us! https://t.co/ZDqDplDWmI
@_Brownmead - 7 Jul
The Art Exhibition was a hit and the comments were fantastic from parents, staff and the children. Looking forward to preparing next years! Thank You Brownmead for all your hard work 🎉 article 31 https://t.co/CXfCht4kby
@_Brownmead - 6 Jul
Young Leaders engaged Year 6 (Oak) by testing their perseverance, resilience and determination to be as accurate as possible when making judgements, using organisational skills and to be in alert - excellent skills to have! Rights Respecting article 29 and 31
@_Brownmead - 3 Jul
Year 3 Hawthorn thoroughly enjoyed their ancient Egypt assembly. It was clear the see the children had fun! https://t.co/7DxyH9ID8y
@_Brownmead - 25 Jun
Amazing things are happening at Brownmead everyday! Would you have believe the Rubix Cube is a hit once again. Niom from Oak in Year 6 is teaching his peers to solve it as he can do it in 35 seconds - what a genius! Now Tyler can solve the challenge too - can you? https://t.co/esYrgSbE6r
@_Brownmead - 25 Jun
Year 6 absolutely ‘blew us away’ with their Ephemeral Artwork - they were extremely grateful of technology so they had evidence of their work before it literally blew away. Amazing pieces! https://t.co/sCaCPdViiG
@_Brownmead - 24 Jun
Today the children at Brownmead took part in our very own race for life! We would like to thank pupils, parents, staff and friends of Brownmead for making our Race for Life supporting unforgettable. We have raised nearly £900, you’re all amazing! https://t.co/LDAaJqXUox
@_Brownmead - 23 Jun
Massive well done to Logan in year 6 who has raised £160 for cancer research on behalf of his nan who is currently having chemotherapy. Amazing work! https://t.co/XCFChMBDLP