COVID Catch-Up Premium
Our vision statement demonstrates our commitment to educating for wisdom and aspiration with the help of the church and the community through a culture of dignity and respect. We aim to cultivate the gifts and talents of every child and equip them with the wisdom, knowledge and skills to live life in all its fullness: joys, celebrations, sorrows and struggles.
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. A quick guide to the amount of funding available is here:
Number of pupils
Financial year 2020/2021
Financial year 2021/2022
The Catch Up Premium represents a proportion of our budget for 2020-21 and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect by utilising it to enable pupils who are either falling behind, or at risk of falling behand, as a result of the COVID19 closures. Overcoming barriers to learning is at the heart of our use of the Catch Up Premium. We understand that needs and costs will differ depending on the barriers to learning being addressed. As such, we do not automatically allocate personal budgets per pupil. Instead, we identify the barrier to be addressed and the interventions required (whether that be 1:1, small groups or larger groups such as specific classes or year groups) and allocate a support accordingly.