COVID catch-up premium
The government announced additional funding for schools for the academic year 2020-2021 to help address pupils’ lost teaching time.
We received £80 per pupil distributed over 3 payment times:
The number of pupils on roll will be ascertained from the October 2020 census.
Schools were expected to use this funding for specific activities to support pupils in line with curriculum expectations over the 2020/21 academic year. This can be adapted by schools to best suit the needs of their cohorts. We made use of the guidance published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to help plan the use of the premium:
The expectation is that the funding is used to resume teaching the full curriculum as quickly as possible following partial or full school closures. The funding can be used as a single total rather than considering a pupil by pupil approach. The governing body are kept informed of the school’s approach, including the use of catch-up funding.
Our catch up premium funded:
The Catch-Up Premium was fully spent and there was nothing carried forward into 2021/22. However, we remain committed to the Covid-19 response and have HLTAs delivering catch-up sessions throughout the year, both funded by school and as part of the National Tutoring Programme.