Catch Up Premium Strategy
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 that £1 billion of funding has been earmarked for schools 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 due to Covid-19. Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit.
Schools use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for this academic year.
While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.