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Snaith Primary School

Catch up premium 2020-2021

The Government has announced that £1 billion of funding has been earmarked for schools to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time due to Covid-19.   Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. 

We have received £14,094. Below is our action plan for how the funding will be spent.  This will be reviewed each term by Governors and Leaders.

Please be aware that this does not take into account money spend on COVID safe measures such as additional cleaning, cleaning products or staffing for COVID safe measures over lunchtime. Outlined below is the funding we have allocated to support learning. 

In addition to the specific funding below we have ensured that classes remain small this year and have use the school budget to enable children to be in 14 classes (including Nursery) rather than 13 as in the previous academic year. 

This is to ensure that all children have high teacher to pupil ratio. We have also ensured that all classes have daily teaching assistant support. 




Impact expected 

A blended learning approach to support the development and rapid progress of reading in school and at home during isolation for KS2 pupils 

3 year investment in the Reading Plus program

£8,000 for 3 years 

£2,667 per year. 

For KS2 children to rapidly improve reading rates and reading fluency in line with or above Age Related Expectation. 

Maintain learning of the basic skills as part of a blended learning approach to support homework and in the event of further home learning 

Doodle Maths 

Doodle English 

Timetable Rockstar 


Children continue to maintain basic skills in Maths and English in line with or above ARE

Support the early reading of EYFS and KS1 children both at home and school

Subscribed to Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc school portal


For children in EYFS and KS1 to rapidly make progress to or above ARE in phonics skills, leading to confident and fluent readers. 

Release of experienced staff to support KS1 interventions

Employment of an additional teacher


Foe children identified as below ARE to rapidly make progress to ARE or above in basic literacy and numeracy skills. 

Assessment and support of children's emotional well being 

Jigsaw PSHE scheme


Children supported emotionally more able to access learning. Or sign posts made to other services and provision to support the child and family

To increase spelling skills and self correction 

Purchase of spell checkers for class use


Children able to self correct spelling errors identified and increase understanding of spellings. 

Assess and create a support program for SEND children

Diagnostic testing


For children with specific learning needs to have course of work to support learning quickly identified and put into action.