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Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium?

The catch-up premium is one-off funding for the 2020-2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils to catch up on lost teaching time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.


How much will we receive and how will we spend the grant?

The Catch-up premium grant provisional funding total for 2020-2021 for Harehills Primary is ~£50,480 (£80 per pupil F2 – Year 6).
The grant will be paid in 3 instalments: 1 in the Autumn term, 1 in the Spring term and 1 in the Summer term.
Having assessed the children it is noted that there is a gap in children’s reading skills, and we know this will impact across the curriculum, so we have decided to use our funding to focus on reading.
The aim is to deliver quality intervention to as many children as possible and this approach will include 144 children and involve 30 staff.


 The weekly cost of staffing for Reading squad = £750


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The Catch-up premium will fund any resources needed for the groups which will include:

  • CGP books for Year 5 and 6 to be used at home to follow up learning in class - £1103.60
  • CGP resources for Year 6 for intervention catch up including Reading squad/Booster groups - £1095.50
  • Vipers resources – Year 2
  • £1041.84 Gross/fine motor skills resources F2
  • Getaway girls for Year 6 - £500 + the cost of 1 hour of staffing (Spring term 2021)


How will we know if the funding has had positive impact on children’s skills in Reading?

Children’s reading was assessed, and a baseline standard recorded. Children are assessed regularly throughout Reading squad intervention using our school Reading LAPs (Learning and Progression grids). A summative assessment will be recorded at the end of the Autumn term 2020 and again at the end of Spring and Summer term in 2021.

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