COVID Catch-Up Premium
Purpose of Catch-Up Premium
In June, a £1 billion fund for education was announced by the government. The government Covid-19 catch-up premium has been given to schools to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus. This grant is only available for the 2020-21 academic year.
The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year’s census and will not include Nursery numbers, meaning we are predicting St Clement Danes will be in receipt £15,760 The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best.
Barriers for Pupils
At St Clement Danes we have identified a number of barriers that the pupils faced through their time during the national lockdown from March 2020 to July 2020 and again from January 2021 to March 2021. These are barriers have impacted pupils’ attainment, progress and mental health.
The main barriers to learning are identified are:
- Attainment in reading, writing, phonics and maths
- Gaps in learning due to prolonged periods of remote learning
- Mental health and wellbeing of pupils
- Limited opportunities for PE and sport during the period of lockdown
How St Clement Danes uses its Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium
At St Clement Danes, we target our Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium funding to remove the barriers we have identified and improve standards for pupils.
We do this through three main funding categories:
- Whole school strategies for teaching and assessment
- Targeted academic support for pupils who have been identified as needing additional support
- Targeted mental health support for pupils who have been identified as needing additional support
We track our expenditure carefully through the year, and we are continuously assessing the impact of this funding.
Over the course of this academic year, we have received £15,760
Our plans for our Covid-19 Catch-Up Premium funding this year
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