Covid Catch Up Premium

Covid Catch Up Premium

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.


Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 per pupil. Catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).


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.


Research and evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation tells us that the two greatest strategies which make a positive difference to pupil outcomes are:

a) Quality First teaching in every classroom, and
b) the use of effective assessment and feedback

As such the focus of our work to support pupil catch up both during and following this pandemic will be on ensuring these two priorities are our focus.


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