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 Bevington will be in receipt of £23,520 (294 x £80). The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best.
Barriers for Pupils
At Bevington we have identified a number of barriers that the pupils faced through their time during the national lockdown from March 2020 to July 2020. These are barriers have impacted pupils attainment, progress and mental health.
The main barriers we have identified are:
- Attainment in reading, writing and maths.
- Access to remote learning
- Curriculum resources in our outside provision.
- Mental health and wellbeing of the pupils.
How Bevington uses its Covid-19 Catch Up Premium
At Bevington, 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 as well as mental health and wellbeing for areas identified.
- Targeted academic and mental health support for pupils who have been identified as needing additional support.
- Wider whole school strategies that benefit targeted pupils.
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 £23,520
Our plans for our Covid-19 Catch Up Premium funding this year
Please click on link: COVID Catch Up Premium Report