Catch-up Premium

In 2020, the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to Coronavirus. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Funding allocations

School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis.  Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.

Our allocation is £33,440

Our school has gone much further than this.  Our plans for catch-up and intervention support have required the school to supplement this one-off grant to a considerable extent as detailed in our Catch-Up Premium Strategy

Using catch-up funding

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

At Willerby Carr Lane Primary we prioritise identifying gaps in learning and re-establishing good progress in the essentials (phonics and reading, increasing vocabulary, writing and mathematics), identifying opportunities across the curriculum so pupils read widely, and developing their knowledge and vocabulary. The curriculum remains broad, so that the all pupils are taught the full range of subjects over the year, including sciences, humanities, music and the arts, physical education and sport, religious education and relationships and health education.

Where needed, we provide a remote education which is high-quality and safe, and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision.

Our plans are based of the educational needs of pupils. Curriculum planning is informed by an assessment of pupils’ starting points and aimed at addressing the gaps in their knowledge and skills.

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june, 2021

‘He has settled in soooooooooooo well at primary school.’

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‘He has made lots of friends, is extremely happy and developed lots of confidence and independence.’

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‘It has been fantastic watching his learning grow and he loves gaining new skills, particularly reading. Thank you’

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‘She has come on leaps and bounds and we will continue to support her at home’

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‘Excellent. We have been kept informed of any areas that need support at every stage throughout the year.’

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‘She has made many friends at school and is always happy to put her uniform on and go to school.’

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‘The nativity, Easter service and sports day have all been wonderful, and it is brilliant how you give every child confidence to get involved in front of an audience.’

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‘Her confidence and enjoyment has grown for reading which is lovely to see.’

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‘I feel that the education my son has received has been exceptional.’

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‘He talks about his day at school with a smile on his face.’

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‘We are very happy with the high standards that the school tries to achieve.’

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‘His SENCO and TAs have done an amazing job. He needs a lot of extra help…although he doesn’t feel “different” or any other way than the other children which I fully appreciate.’

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‘Come on leaps and bounds in confidence and ability. Given the opportunity to flourish.’

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‘I am happy with his education because he is obviously very happy, secure, keen to learn, and enjoying his achievements.’

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‘Very pleased with the education that my child has received.’

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‘We thought the range of topics covered this school year were excellent and always impressed with how much she learnt and remembered.’

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‘Overall we are very happy with the continued support the school gives the children and the school in general. Well done WCLPS.’

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‘Very happy with education provided with good variety and mixed interesting topics.’

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‘The approach and attitude towards the SATS ensured that it was not an issue or concern at all, in fact he thoroughly enjoyed his missions.’

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‘The teacher’s new ideas and enthusiasm has been noted and her warm and welcoming nature has made it easy to approach her and discuss any issues that have popped up.’

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‘We have watched her go from strength to strength.’

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‘She is always keen to do extra work at home to impress at school which is fantastic.’

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‘Very pleased and overwhelmed with his progress this year.’

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‘Always happy to go to school and learn new things.’

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‘Knowing he is putting so much effort into his schooling is brilliant and knowing he’s the same bright, thoughtful, funny and caring boy that he is at home at school makes me so proud of him.’

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