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Catch Up Funding

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and resulting disrupted learning in schools due to national lockdowns, 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. 

School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis.

Mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.

This means lane End Primary School was in receipt of £13,120.

How we plan to use the funding at Lane End Primary School





Extra Teaching Capacity


Year 2: Focus on support in reading & phonics.

Year 5: These children were not all in school during lockdown period and not all engaged in home learning over first lockdown period.

Year 6: Booster work provided for children who did not engage with home learning or may not have come in during partial reopening and have dropped back.

These will change in Spr 2 and the focus will be on LKS2, Y2 and Y6.


Catch up teacher appointed and started w/b: 16/11/20

From 04/01/21: Support directed to Year 2 due to changes in staffing.

Autumn phonics check (30/11/20) showed 64% of children reached required threshold. An increase from 24% at beginning of Oct 2020.

Catch Up Teacher support Remote Learning from 05/01/21 to 08/03/21.

Focus in Year 2 on return to school March 2021 - focus reading & phonics.

Additional LSA Support: 1 x day per week

Supporting in LKS2 bubble for an additional morning running intervention groups for maths.

Supporting the emotional needs of pupils in UKS2 1 x afternoon per week.


Additional hours started: w/b 16/11/20


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