Covid Catch Up Premium and NTP


Covid 19 Catch-Up Premium 2020/21

The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and supporting schools to enable them to do so. Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. For pupils with complex needs, schools should spend this funding on catch-up support to address their individual needs. There is also an allocation of £350 million for a National Tutoring Programme, intended to deliver proven and successful tuition to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

National Tutoring Programme

£350 million has been invested in the National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help – disadvantaged students.

This involves:

  • 5 to 16 programme that will make high-quality tuition available to 5 to 16-year olds in state-funded primary and secondary schools from the second half of autumn term 2020
  • 16 to 19 fund for school sixth forms, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to provide small group tutoring activity for disadvantaged 16 to 19 students whose studies have been disrupted as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Schools have freedom to set out how they will allocate the additional funding to support curriculum recovery this academic year.  At FBA, we have followed the EEF guidance of a 3-tiered approach:

1 Teaching

2 Targeted academic support

3 Wider strategies

More detailed information can be found in the school Catch Up Premium plan, click here to view the document.


16-19 Tuition Fund 2020-2021

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is intended to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.

Our share of this funding is £ £5678.28.

 At the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls we will use this fund to provide:

  • Small group/(Maximum of five per group) tuition online
  • 1:1 tuition to learners both online and face to face
  • Additional catch up sessions during the Easter Holiday for Key Stage 5 subjects
  • Academic skills support and development
  • Support for individual students with English and Maths at Level 2

The tuition sessions will be developed in a bespoke way to meet the individual needs of every learner. The tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2020/21.

Full details regarding the government fund can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund


16-19 Tuition Fund 2021-2022

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is ring-fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 institutions who receive annual funding allocations from ESFA for the provision of 16 to 19 education, to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The funding is to support small group tuition for students aged 16 to 19 in English, maths and other subjects that have been disrupted, including vocational and/or academic learning.

All students must be on a 16 to 19 study programme and the funding should be used to support the tuition activity above and beyond the programmes of education already planned.

It is for students who:

  • have not achieved a grade 4 or 5 in English and/or maths
  • have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation

 At the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls we will use this fund to provide:

  • Small group/ (Maximum of five per group) tuition online or in-person
  • 1:1 tuition to learners both online and face to face
  • Academic skills support and development
  • Support for individual students with Maths at Level 2

The tuition sessions will be developed in a bespoke way to meet the individual needs of every learner. The tuition sessions will be scheduled in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22.

The academy has carried forward some funding received during the last academic year to support 16-19 students. This will be used for:

  • Small group tuition online or in-person
  • Supplementary learning resources

Full details regarding the government fund can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-16-to-19-tuition-fund


Approved by David Turrell

Joint Head of School

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