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Covid Catch Up Premium

What catch-up funding is for?

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. Yew Tree Primary School will make every effort to support disadvantaged pupils with their learning. For the purposes of this plan, the term disadvantaged goes beyond the Government’s definition of those eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium and includes those who may struggle to access remote education whilst not attending school (i.e. pupils facing difficult circumstances in the home environment of those with limited or no access to technology at home).

The school allocation is calculated on a per pupil basis; mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive. Schools will get funding in 3 tranches: Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority. Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in Autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds. Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months. School leaders must be able to show they are using the funding to resume teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible following partial or full school closure. Governors should scrutinise schools’ approaches to catch-up from September 2020, including their plans for and use of catch-up funding. This should include consideration of whether schools are spending this funding in line with their catch-up priorities, and ensuring appropriate transparency for parents. The approaches detailed in this plan supplement school improvement actions and strategies planned for 2020-21 (based on EEF recommendations). 

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Netherthorpe Primary school

Netherthorpe Street
Sheffield, S3 7JA

Main Contact: Elizabeth Gray - Head Teacher

Tel: 0114 272 6834

SEN Contact: Ruth Kay & Clare Wilson

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