Catch-up Funding (COVID-19)

The government has allocated approximately £80 per pupil to support catch-up initiatives following the reopening of schools in September.

The information below provides details of where this money was to be targeted, the intended impact and the assessment tool.

Pupils on roll - 202 (funding taken from the Autumn School Census 2019 figures)

Catch up funding £16160.00


 Year Group



Reception and Yr 1

Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI).

Speech and Language support

Children increase their vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness.

Assessment Tool:

Language Screen

Phonic assessment

Across all year groups

Reading – Decoding / Fluency / Inference / consolidation of skills from previous year

Spelling – focusing on Year 2 exception words and key spellings from KS1

Handwriting groups – to re-establish cursive writing

Maths – Understanding of number,  place value, calculations, mental math  focus learning around the core mental arithmetic skills, including addition and subtraction of 1s, 10s, doubles, halves, multiplication facts.

Focus children reach ARE in reading and  maths

Assessment Tool:

Target Tracker

Book Looks

Optional SATs

Yr 4 Multiplication assessment

Pupil conferencing

Across all year groups

Pupil Mentoring:

Mental wellbeing sessions with targeted children in groups or one to one  support

Building capacity amongst other staff to carry out social emotional mental health sessions 

Children completed a wellbeing survey on return to school in September and also in January.

 Assessment Tool:

Children will repeat the survey in July

Boxhall for one to one children

South Glos Online pupil survey

Pupil conferencing

Attendance data 

Rec / Yr 4

Apprentice TA support x 2 (Nov - Aug) less funding

Apprentice TA to work across 2 classes

Across all year groups




On- line learning to support with remote learning and Home work

Assessment Tool:

Use of target Tracker to show progress in maths, writing and reading outcomes