Catch up premium
The Department for Education have awarded each school £80 per pupil to aid catch up of learning that has been lost to COVID-19. At Didsbury CE we have invested that money via employing someone in a specific 'catch up premium' teaching assistant role.
The decision was taken to devote approximately 50% of the premium money to Year 6 on account that as Year 5 children they had missed 16 weeks of school based learning during Spring/Summer 2020 and have the shortest amount of time to make up the lost learning before they sit the SATs tests. The rest of the catch up premium has been spent on supporting Year 2, who will take a delayed phonics screen test late in the Autumn term and Years 3, 4 and 5 who also missed 16 weeks of school based learning during the first half of 2020.
Who will receive the support?
Class teachers have identified the pupils from their class who will receive timetabled support on a weekly basis.