Catch-Up Funding

Covid Catch-Up Grant

Havant Academy has been awarded the sum of £37,000 to support pupils in 'catching up' during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We have been assessing pupils over the first term to understand where gaps in learning have occurred and have already adapted the curriculums that pupils are following to address the gaps found. In addition to in-class adaptions we aim to spend the catch-up funding in the following ways to further support our pupils:

  • Employing an English Academic Mentor to improve the progress of students in English. This member of staff will be working with low ability students in all year groups

  • Purchasing of of books and texts for whole tutor groups so that pupils can ALL take part in engaging and interactive reading sessions

  • Staff training on the phonics method of teaching

Year 7 Catch-Up Funding and Evaluation 2019-20

Havant Academy received £22,000 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:

  • Employment of an additional keyworker - improving the progress of students who are SEND. Due to the school closure last year, it is difficult to measure the impact of this. However, we know that our SEND students were better supported through lockdown because of this additional member of staff who was able to support more students virtually.

Measuring Impact:

Please click here to see the impact made.