Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium
Following the disruption to learning caused by school closures from March 2020, the government have announced £1 billion of additional funding to support children on their return to school.  This includes a £650 million universal catch-up premium for 2020-21 to ensure that schools can support pupils in making up for any loss of learning.  

Funding allocation
School allocations for the £650 million universal catch-up premium are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with £80 per pupil for pupils in YR – Y6.  This creates a one-off payment likely to be 194 pupils (at time of October census) x £80 = £15,520.  This is paid in 3 tranches (Autumn 2020, early 2021 and summer 2021).  While the funding is calculated on a per pupil basis, schools have been told to use the sum available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils depending on their need.

At Kidmore End we have used tools from the Education Endowment Foundation to plan for support strategies in three areas: quality first teaching (including remote learning), targeted academic support and wider strategies for wellbeing and behaviour.  You can find out more about this tiered model to school planning here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/guide-to-supporting-schools-planning/ Our plan, approved by the Curriculum Committee of the Governing Body can be read here.


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