2020 Catch-up Funding

Catch Up Funding 2020- 2021


A new government initiative has been devised in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All schools will receive additional funding to enable children to be supported to reactivate their learning. Each school will receive approximately £80 per pupil. William Cassidi anticipate receiving approximately £13,600, this funding will be placed in school budgets in three phases: Autumn Term 2020: £3,400; Spring Term 2021: £4,530 and Summer Term 2021: £5,670. It should be noted that the school has not yet received this funding and the figures are estimates. The Summer 2021 funding will also be classified as funding in the next financial year (2021-2022).

In line with guidelines provided, funds will be allocated to facilitate the re-activation of education and access to the curriculum, provision of additional support within teaching and learning activities including additional group and individual support and interventions, as well as additional resources to support learning. We also aim to support the physical and mental well-being of our children. Our aim is to re-activate learning, support well-being and narrow the attainment gap between pupils and their peers. Provision is not determined by the receipt of additional funding, but to meet the needs of pupils.

Desired Outcomes:

·         reactivate phonics and early reading skills in Key Stage One pupils (Years 1 and 2) through additional support and targeted sessions during SFA and at other times including the purchase of additional reading materials which can be taken home and isolated after use to enable pupils to meet Year1 Phonics test in June 2021 and Year 2 pupils to meet national Expectations in Summer 2021 assessments

  •          provision of additional early reading and phonics materials for Reception pupils to enable additional reading materials to be taken home and isolated after use in order for children to meet Summer 2021 assessments
  •          reactivation of mathematical skills in Key Stage One and Two pupils (through additional support and targeted mathematics lessons and the purchase of additional resources which can be allocated to class ‘bubbles’ and isolated after use to enable pupils to meet Summer 2021 assessments
  •          provision of additional physical activities within the curriculum to enhance movement and develop stamina and co-ordination (identified gap upon re-opening of school) which offers experiences to pupils which encourage movement in EYFS and KS1
  •          provision of additional P.E. resources which can be utilised by ‘bubbles’ in lessons and during playtimes
  •          reactivation of learning across all subjects following school closure through the provision of additional resources which can be allocated to individual pupils within class ‘bubbles’ enabling all pupils to have equal access to resources
  •          ensuring the emotional and physical effects of the pandemic are appropriately catered for to enable learning to occur
  •          provision of IT resources to support learning at school and develop the capacity of the school to deliver remote learning for all pupils in event of a further ‘bubble’, partial or whole school closure


Planned Expenditure:

As a result of the anticipated additional grant we will allocate funding according to the above Desired Outcomes organised in three areas:

  •          Human Resources
  •          Physical Resources
  •          Physical and Mental Health

Expenditure will be analysed following the following criteria:

  •          Aims
  •          Implementation
  •          Impact

Following the closure of all schools in January 2021 the school will review the needs of pupils on the re-opening of the school and may add to or adjust the outlined Desired Outcomes and Planned Expenditure.

This analysis will be reported to the Curriculum and Premises, Finance and Staffing Committees of the Governing Body.

J. Cornelius