Catch-up Premium Strategy 2020-2021
The Covid-19 Catch-up funding is a government initiative designed to target resources 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.
Neither the government or any government agencies have dictated how the Catch-up funding should be spent, schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances. It is expected that schools will use their funding for specific activities which will help support pupils catch up on missed education, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.