The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
Covid Catch-Up Premium Plan for Expenditure 2020-21
The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Schools will receive a total of £80 per pupil (for reception through to year 11).
This funding will be distributed as follows:
In 3 instalments – in autumn 2020, ‘early 2021’ and summer 2021
Schools get a total of £46.67 per pupil across payments 1 and 2
Schools get £33.33 per pupil for payment 3
Whitley Academy will therefore receive approx. £64, 160 to support students in catching up.
Although funding is received on a per pupil basis, there are no specific requirements for who to spend it on. Whitley Academy will identify pupils and groups of pupils that will benefit most from the funding.
Activity / support Provision
The DfE recommends the following: o Small group or 1-to-1 tuition o Summer programmes to help re-engage pupils or extra teaching capacity from September
EEF 3 tiered approach:
High-quality teaching for all
Effective diagnostic assessment
Supporting remote learning
Focusing on professional development
2 Targeted academic support
High-quality one to one and small group tuition
Teaching Assistants and targeted support
Planning for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Whitley Academy, we welcome the additional funding to support pupils in catching up their missed education due to Covid 19. We have taken a bespoke approach to the use of this funding, based upon educational research and best practice recommended by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). For more information refer to the CUP appendix.