Catch Up Funding
Catch up premium
The Department for Education have awarded each school £80 per pupil to aid catch up of learning that has been lost to COVID-19. At West Didsbury CE we have invested that money via employing someone in a specific 'catch up premium' teaching assistant role.
The decision was taken to develop specific year groups for an extended period of time. The impact of the teaching assistant being in the class, and the teacher or teaching assistant running high quality interventions and supporting small groups will be measured at the end of the time the teaching assistant spends in each year group. The most vulnerable year groups identified in our baseline data in September are our Year 5 and Year 1 groups. Year 1 as they missed many weeks of the Early Years curriculum and Year 5 as they have the shortest amount of time to make up the lost learning before they move to Key Stage 3. The catch up premium will also be used through the teaching assistant in all year groups throughout the year.
Who will receive the support?
Class teachers have identified the pupils from their class who will receive timetabled support on a weekly basis. The support will be carried out by the teacher or by the catch up teaching assistant when in the class.