Covid-19 Catch-up Premium
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium up is additional funding that the Government have made available during the 2020-21 academic year to all state funded schools. These funds are for schools to use to support where pupils’ learning and wellbeing have been impacted by school closures and subsequent disruption due to the pandemic. The funds are allocated to all schools on a ‘per pupil basis’ for all pupils in Reception through to year 11. Special schools receive £240 per pupil.
West Lea School has been allocated £50,170 of catch-up funding to support children to catch up lost time after school closure due to the pandemic.
Schools are free to spend the Coronavirus catch-up premium as appropriate based on the particular needs of their pupils and the professional judgement of teachers and school leaders. This should be in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.
Schools are accountable for how they use the additional funding and are expected to evaluate and monitor the impact of different approaches. You can find information below about how we intend to spend our Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium in the 2020/21 academic year and how we intend to monitor the impact of this expenditure.
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