COROnavirus (COVID 19) Catch-Up Premium
As children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government has announced funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal 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. Alongside the universal catch-up premium, the Government are launching a National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, we will use the sum available as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.
We will use this funding for specific activities to support our pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.