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Catch Up Funding

The government announced Catch Up Premium funding for schools to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure,  St Mark's has been allocated £16960. For the majority of our children, due to parents’ phenomenal support, they have engaged well with the teaching and learning provided by the school whilst a small but significant number were unable to engage to a satisfactory degree. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.


At St Mark’s it is our intention to spend this funding on

  • assessments so to identify those at most need 
  • whole school subscriptions and access to technology for blended learning, in the classroom and at home, so to bridge the digital divide.
  • Mental health and wellbeing, so to reduce anxiety 
  • Tutoring to target extra, specific learning support in Phonics, reading, writing and mathematics.