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Covid catch- up Funding- expenditure

The government have provided a fund of £650 million for primary schools to use as they see fit to ensure that children are not disadvantaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.

This amounts to £28560 for the school.

We have identified the following areas that the children need support with and allocated funds accordingly. This will be reviewed termly with a major review at the end of term 4 to determine impact and prioritise spending for summer term.




Standards in writing especially at key stage 2

Appointing a tutor for 4 hours per day to work with small groups from year 3, 4 and 5.

Each year group will be allocated 1 hour per day for tutor to take 3 groups of no more than 5 children per group.

There will also be an hour for assessment, planning and preparation

£500 (approx.) per week

£6500 until Easter


Phonics –inc. blending and segmenting

Appointing a teacher/ tutor to work with individual children in key stage 1 on a daily basis.

£500 (approx.)

£6500 until Easter

Reading comprehension at all levels across whole school

Purchase of 1 year subscription to Online Reading scheme- “Bug Club” as sending reading scheme books home is not currently possible. This will be for children in all classes and all abilities in order to develop a range of reading skills from phonics blending to inference and deduction. Books can be allocated to children at the appropriate level


Technological support for home learning

Following the loaning of 28 laptops to families over the first Covid 19 lockdown, we will look to purchase 25-30 refurbished laptop computers to form the basis of a “Technology lending Library” to enable disadvantaged families to be able to access additional learning opportunities at home.


Some Children in year 6 have developed significant gaps in their maths knowledge

Top up for maths booster tutoring program to run in addition to work done in school



Total expenditure to April 2021

£16597- £17097 approx



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