Coronavirus: Catch-Up Premium
What catch-up funding is for
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
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
- a schools programme for 5 to 16-year-olds – for more information, see the National Tutoring Programme FAQs
- a 16 to 19 tuition fund
- an oral language intervention programme for reception-aged children
The followings settings are eligible:
- primary, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
- local authority-maintained special schools
- special academies and free schools
- special schools not maintained by a local authority
- pupil referral units
- alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools
- local authority-maintained hospital schools and academies
- independent special schools
We will provide funding to local authorities for pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans who are educated in independent special schools based on the number of such pupils in their area.
School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.
Special, AP and hospital schools will get £240 for each place for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
We have applied additional weighting to specialist settings, recognising the significantly higher per pupil costs they face. A typical primary school of 200 pupils will receive £16,000 while a typical secondary school of 1,000 pupils will receive £80,000.
How will the school spend and assess the impact
As a school, we have signed up to Unity Schools Partnership - SP Tutors https://www.unitysp.co.uk/
Following assessments of children in the Autumn Term, we have identified children who would benefit from small group tuition.
Initially, we are targeting those children in Y2, Y5 and Y6 for the first round of tutoring. Other year groups will be targeted later in the year. Parents of children identified for additional tuition will be contacted to explain the process and what support will be received by their child. Once we have organised the tutoring, children will be baseline assessed on the area of tuition to enable us to measure the impact of the tutoring.
An impact assessment will appear below after the first round of tutoring has been completed.