National Tutoring Programme & Catch Up Premium
Following School Lock Down periods during the Corona Virus Pandemic, schools have been allocated funding for specific activities to support their pupils to 'catch up' for lost teaching during this time.
The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides primary and secondary schools with funding to spend on targeted academic support, delivered by trained and experienced tutors and mentors. We used The National Tutoring Programme to good effect in 2022-2023 by employing School Led Tutors who were already known to our pupils. The subsidy received was for 60% of the total costs and school funded the rest. In 23 -24 a 50% subsidy will be provided for this purpose. Our total allocation will be £1,282.50
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
Funding for Catch Up Premium
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream schools received £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.
We received £10,400
How do we spend this funding?
We employed additional Teaching Assistant hours along with local Supply Teachers to provide a targeted programme of Catch Up activities across the school. Barriers to Learning have been identified through assessments on our return to school. This has enabled us to formulate plans to address the specific needs of groups of children who are now benefitting from Catch Up Premium.
Catch Up Premium Expenditure covers:
- gaps in learning in number formation and recognition in KS1 due to Lockdown
- gaps in learning in phonics, word reading and comprehension in KS1 due to Lockdown
- gaps in learning in mental arithmetic in KS1 due to Lockdown
- gaps in learning in SPAG in KS2 due to Lockdown
- gaps in learning in reading fluency and comprehension in KS2 due to Lockdown
- gaps in learning in mental arithmetic in KS2 due to Lockdown
- gaps in learning in problem solving and reasoning in KS2 due to Lockdown
- pupil behaviour and attitudes - nurture programmes
Detailed strategies are maintained in school.