In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). 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 Year 11.
As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ to catch up on missed learning. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a Coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up. We have used this document to support us to direct our additional funding in the most effective way.
Below is our school plan for spending this additional funding during academic year 2020-2021.