The government COVID-19 catch-up premium has been established to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus.
Department of Education statement: ‘Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching time over the previous months. To support schools to make the best use of the funding, the EEF has published a support guide: School Planning Guide 2021 | Education Endowment Foundation | EEF
The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil (based on the number of children on roll in the most up-to date census information). The funding is allocated to schools in three tranches. In 2020-21 we received £78,639 for 982 children across the trust.
The COVID-19 Catch-up funding has been allocated to the following provision, but does not cover the total cost. The main aims for “catch-up” at all schools within the Trust are
(Ofsted Covid-19 series: briefing on schools, October 2020)