Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students. Schools should use this document to help them direct their additional funding in the most effective way. This could include for example: small group or one-to-one tuition (particularly through the National Tutoring Programme), summer programmes to help re-engage pupils, or extra teaching capacity from September.
The EEF recommends the following targeted support:
- One to one and small group tuition
- Intervention programmes
- Extended school time
The EEF also recommends the following wider support:
- Supporting parents and carers
- Access to technology
- Summer support
- Supporting pupils’ social, emotional, and behavioural needs
- Plan for pupils with SEND
The EEF also recommend that interventions include regular sessions maintained over a sustained period and are carefully timetabled to enable consistent delivery. These interventions should be carefully targeted through identification and assessment of need and the intensity should be monitored. Some pupils may make quick gains as they return to school full time, so assessment needs to be monitored - in a manageable fashion - over time.
Please click the document below to view Alec Hunter Academy's COVID-19 Catch-up premium plan 2020/21: