Covid Catch Up
Northleigh CE Primary School
What is the Catch-Up Funding?
The government is providing funding to cover a universal catch-up premium. It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet curriculum expectations. While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.
Department for Education (DfE) Expectations:
The DfE sets out the expectations as follows:
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.
Covid Catch-up Premium Strategy (2020-2021)
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.
Use of funds
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.
Attached to this page, is a copy of the school's plan for this expenditure, the anticipated effect, and how this impact will be measured.
Catch-Up Funding at Northleigh
Northleigh CE Primary’s catch-up strategy has been based on the EEF’s ‘Guide to supporting School planning’ and careful assessment of:
- our ambitious curriculum
- pupil well-being
- the impact of lockdown and class closures on attendance and learning
- the learning, progress and outcomes of key groups