COVID-19 Catch-up Premium
In June 2020, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. Further guidance has now been released (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium) showing that the money is split between a catch-up premium and a national tutoring scheme.
The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. How this money is allocated will be down to schools, based on the needs of their pupils. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all children.
At Clandon School we will make targeted use of the catch-up premium, to:
- Reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
- Raise the progress and attainment of all pupils to close the gap created as a result of COVID-19 school closures.