Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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Catch-Up Funding

Covid 19 Catch Up Premium Funding 2020-21

The government have allocated a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.  Provisional allocations indicate that Beckfoot Trust will receive £558,640 across its 10 schools.  The below paper sets on the spending plans for this funding for Beckfoot Thornton and how that spend has been designed to best support the learners within the school.

Beckfoot Thornton Catch Up Premium Allocation



Planned Spend £

Teaching and Whole School Strategies


Supporting great teaching

Catch Up reading – Lexonic

Revision guides for all disadvantaged and vulnerable students in year 11

Core revision guides for every Year 10 student

GCSE Pod to support revision for final assessments/exams


Curriculum adaptations

Year 11 tuition at Saturday school in small groups




Targeted intervention


Other Tuition

NTP tuition in maths, English and Science (Y10)



Intervention programmes

Intervention tutors for maths and English





Assessment of Impact

As with all government funding, school leaders and governors must be able to account for how the money is being used. Therefore, the impact and spending strategy for this catch-up premium will be reviewed at every Trust Education Committee (TEC) meeting throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. When Ofsted re-commence routine inspections, they will make judgements about the quality of education being provided which will include how we are using the funding to ensure the curriculum has a positive impact on all pupils.