What is the Covid Catch-Up Premium?
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding 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.
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis. Mainstream schools will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.
Schools will get funding in 3 tranches.
Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils in mainstream schools and high needs place numbers in special, AP, hospital schools and special schools not maintained by a local authority.
Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.
Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.
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 curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
The third lockdown in January and February 2021 has meant that we have had to adjust our provision slightly for pupils who are accessing the remote digital learning platform from home.
The document below outlines how we have spent/plan to spend the funding that has been allocated to Bacon Garth School: