Catch Up Premium
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes 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.
Schools’ allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in reception through to 11. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, schools should use the sum available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
We believe that for our school, our children and circumstances the main area to focus upon and address is high quality teaching for all. As such the funding has been used in relation to two main areas identified by the EEF guidance:
1. Supporting great teaching
2. Pupil assessment and feedback
Targeted Support Further to teaching and whole-school strategies we believe our children will benefit from focussed support. As such the funding has been used in the below are identified by the EEF guidance:
1. One to one and small group tuition
2. Targeted interventions