Background:

During the Coronavirus pandemic the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This has been allocated to schools on a 'per pupil' basis, being £80 per child in Reception to year 11 inclusive.

The funding will be paid over to schools evenly throughout the academic year, so only the Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 term's funding will be received in the 2020/21 financial year.

Cranmere Primary School's allocation of total funding for this purpose is estimated as being £35,200

How the grant will be spent:

This additional income is being spent by using employed supply teachers to deliver intervention groups to small numbers of pupils during the school day. This work is ongoing. It started at the beginning of the Autumn Term 2020 and it is expected to continue until the Summer Term 2021. In addition to this, Cranmere will be utilising the provisions of the National Tutoring Programme to deliver targeted interventions in literacy and maths to groups of 3 children at a time over a period of 10 weeks. We would aim for this to start at the end of the Autumn Term 2020 and continue into the Spring Term 2021.

How this will be assessed:

Each child identified for this programme will have their baseline ability measures recorded and they will have objectives and targets set by the class teacher before the additional tutoring begins. Periodically, throughout the programme, progress against these targets will be measured and recorded by the tutor so that the effectiveness of the targeted interventions can be monitored and adjusted if necessary.