Catch-up Funding

Covid Catch-Up Grant 2020-21

November 2020 Covid Catch-up Premium he academy will receive £32,160 to support students to catch up lost learning over the academic year

To download the document showing how the catch-up money was allocated please click here

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding and Evaluation 2019-20

The Academy, Selsey received £9,176 to support Year 7 catch-up in literacy and numeracy for the academic year 2019-20.

Measuring impact is more challenging due to the school closures in March 2020, but the following strategies were funded with impact shown:

  • Additional teaching assistant hours that were used for intervention during registration during the first half of the year and then for direct support of students during lockdown. Evaluating the impact of this strategy is challenging given the school closure, however, we know that remote support for students from teaching assistants allowed targeted students to effectively engage in the remote learning provision.

Summer School 2021

The Academy Selsey takes great pride in its established relationships with our feeder schools. Despite the significant barriers to learning, we were delighted to have over 85% of our new year 7 students joining us for a week long Summer school.

The 5 day experience focused on the core curriculum, team work, mental health and getting to know each other as well as the young people's new school. Considering the disruption of the last two years, this good of young people showed amazing resilience and are a credit to their new and old schools.

Students wrote to Marcus Rashford commenting on his amazing book 'You are a champion' to recognise their superb literacy and reading skills, focused on maths in everyday life, using smarties to calculate percentages and ratios to conducting insulation practicals using marshmallows and hot chocolate in Science. Year 7s also got to enjoy sports, team building involving a historical reenactment of Selsey smugglers and some fantastic work with Albion in the Community and Action Your Potential developing communication and wellbeing strategies.

Most importantly our students and staff were able to develop the relationships so important to lifelong learning.