Catch Up Funding (Covid-19)
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This 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.
Schools’ allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
The funding will be used for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
Please see the attached for further information.