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

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 –

Approved by David Turrell

Joint Head of School

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