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COVID Catch Up Premium


The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. 

We decide how to spend the funding in the most effective way for our pupils.

We must explain:

  • How we plan to spend the grant
  • How we’ll assess the impact of interventions on the educational attainment of our pupils


We will receive a total of £80 per pupil (for reception through to year 6), as follows: 

  • In 3 instalments - in autumn 2020, 'early 2021' and summer 2021
  • A total of £46.67 per pupil split across payments 1 and 2
  • £33.33 per pupil for payment 3


Summary Information

  • Total number of pupils based on the previous year's census: 360 children
  • Amount of catch up premium per pupil: £80
  • Total catch up premium budget: £28,800


Spending - £27,450

Our spending decisions have been based on the needs of individual year groups; strategies we believe will ensure successful catch up in maths and English and using our own school based expertise wherever possible to ensure the quality of the teaching provided. 


Autumn 2020

  • A full time teacher to provided targeted intervention in Year 3 £7200

Summer 2021

  • A full time teacher to provide targeted intervention 1:1 and in small groups, and to cover classes to release subject experts to provide English and Maths intervention in year 4, 5 and 6 £11,900
  • Lexia licenses to be provided for all of year 3 and 5 children £2470
  • Our 'Talk 4 Writing Leader' will plan, deliver and measure the impact of writing support for a group of children in Year 4 £3380

  • Buy the programme and training for 'Talk Boost' for KS1 to improve language £500

  • National Tutoring Programme (White Rose Maths Hub) to work with 14 children in year 3 TBC £2000


Expected outcomes from interventions

The broad aims of 'COVID-19 Catch Up Premium' at Westerhope are:

  • Attainment outcomes at the end of 2020-21 for all year groups will be at least in line with those at the point of lockdown in March 2020 and the majority of children will be in line with attainment at the end of December 2020. 
  • Analysis will show that whole class gaps have been filled and individual data will show that gaps have been filled and progress has been made
  • By the end of the 2020-21 academic year, children are prepared for their next year group and in a good position to make progress


Additional detailed guidance about the implementation and assessment of each strategy will be provided in a document below which will be completed by the first Monday after the Easter Holiday.