The Covid-19 catch-up premium is funding given to all schools at £80 per student to help support the curriculum in ensuring that students are supported to catch-up due to potential loss of learning from the school closures and not being able to attend school from isolating for example, during the covid-19 pandemic.
The use of this funding is at the discretion of the school to use it best as they see fit to support all students and especially those students identified as falling most behind. The aim is to help all students to be able to access the full curriculum and reach the full curriculum expectations by Summer 2021.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has issued guidance from evidence based approaches and suggests a 3-tiered approach:
- Teaching and Whole School Strategies; supporting great teaching, pupil assessment and feedback, transition support
- Targeted Support; 1:1 and small group transition, intervention programs, extended school time
- Wider strategies; supporting parents and carers, access to technology, summer support
You can view the report below. Please note that this is currently in DRAFT format, subject to ratification by the governing body on 3rd March 2021.