Catch-up funding – planned expenditure                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Amount of funding:

Sept 20 – Mar 21 – £8,240 – Action plan 1

Total expected for academic year 20/21 £32960


Following the 2020 lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have received an additional amount of money to provide catch-up support for those pupils that require it. At Oakhurst Community Primary School, in order to utilise this additional funding in the best possible way, we have considered closely the research and advice put forward by the EEF and used timely assessments of both children’s academic and personal development needs to inform our decisions.

The table below outlines our intentional spend with a rationale accompanying each decision.




EEF Rationale Specific implementation  at Oakhurst Community Primary School Cost Expected impact
One to one and small group tuition ‘There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high-quality 1:1 and small group tuition as a catch-up strategy.’ Employment of additional teaching staff to release class teachers.

Teachers assessed all pupils to identify which pupils needed to access catch-up support.

All identified pupils receiving           5 x intervention sessions per fortnight on either one to one or small group basis.


 £13717    November 20 – March 21 By increasing targeted children’s time spent reading 1:1 to an adult, we expect to close gaps in reading progress.


By prioritising the development of fine and gross motor skills in identified children, we expect to close any gaps in this area of development that may have occurred during the lockdown period.