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Elms School

Elms School

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Impact

At Elms School, we use the Y7 catch-up funding towards the cost of providing a laptop for each pupil, to be used while they are attending the school. 

Using laptops enhances their learning experienced by having access to the Internet for research, other educational programmes and having the ability to produce a piece of writing without being hampered by difficulties with spelling or fine motor skills.  Pupils are able to produce more writing than if it is handwritten, thus enabling better progress.

The use of a laptop helps to prepare our pupils for the future technology driven world of college and work. It helps to teach them safe, respectful use of hardware and appropriate use of software and the world wide web.

Financial Year

2016 - 2017

Funds B/F   £8956
2016/17 £6667
Total Available   £15623
Year 7 spend in the year £14369
Year 7 Rollover £1254

The £14369 has been spent on laptops, laptop trolleys and the associated licenses and equipment.          

2017 - 2018

Funds B/F £1254
2017/18 £7556
Total Available £8810
Year 7 spend in the year £5726
Year 7 Rollover

£3084

2018 - 2019

Funds B/F £3084

2018/19

£7556
Total Available £10640
Year 7 spend in the year £0
Year 7 Rollover £10640

2019 - 2020

Funds B/F £10640
2019/20 Anticipated Budget £7556
Total Expected to be Available £18196
Year 7 planned spend, currently out to quote £18000
Year 7 Anticipated Rollover £196