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Whether you have recently completed your Catch Up® training, or if you were trained some time ago, we just wanted to remind you about the additional resources available to you as part of your training and support package, and all accessible via your user account on the Catch Up® website.
‘Catch-up funding’ is government funding, which – along with the more recently announced ‘Recovery Premium’ – is allocated to schools for learners to catch up with their learning. The DfE guidance document (published 19 November 2020) states, “While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.” (More information is available on the .gov website.)
We are an independent, not-for-profit charity called Catch Up®. We offer two structured one-to-one interventions – Catch Up® Literacy and Catch Up® Numeracy – proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult.
Not surprisingly, this is another question that has started coming in to us on a regular basis. (You may remember, in our last newsletter, that we addressed the question of how Catch Up® sessions were being delivered in schools, with Covid-19 protocols in place.)
It is very heartening to know how many of you are trying to continue with your Catch Up® support, and we really want to help! However, as you will know, the Catch Up® sessions are designed to be delivered face-to-face and, as such, the structure does not really lend itself to online delivery. The current situation is so difficult for everybody, of course, so it’s good for us all to try to find ways of supporting our learners whilst they are at home. Even though you may not be able to deliver a Catch Up® session at the moment, there are still lots of ways in which you can offer support with reading and numeracy in general, and provide encouragement – along with that important adult interaction – to help keep your learners reading and/or engaging with numeracy regularly.
Several schools have asked us if they can book training for the Summer Term with budget from this financial year. The answer is, “Yes, you can!” Our online training dates for Summer Term 2021 are now available, so please visit the ‘Find training’ page of our website for full details and to book your places.
Please remember to let us know that you would like to be invoiced before the end of March!
Catch Up® is the working name of The Caxton Trust, a not-for-profit charity registered in England and Wales (1072425) and Scotland (SC047557) as well as a company limited by guarantee (03476510). Catch Up is a registered trademark.