Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

For the academic year 2020/2021 schools were allocated funding to provide support for children whose learning has suffered due to the lockdown.

Funding was based on the amount of children that schools had.  Our allocation amounted to £9,300 across the federation.

This allowed for 6 x 2 hour sessions per week for 17 weeks.

Additional teachers were employed to cover classes allowing class teachers time to work with those children who, through assessment, had been identified as needing the catch up sessions in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Monitoring their progress was crucial.  All children completed baseline assessments and completed further assessments as the school year progressed so that we were able to measure the impact that the extra sessions had.

School-Led Tutoring is part of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) in 2021/22. Eligible state-funded schools will receive a ring-fenced grant to source their own tutoring provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils who have missed the most education due to COVID-19

Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in significant missed education by pupils. Disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils have been particularly impacted.

Tutoring is one of the most effective tools for helping pupils recover lost education and many pupils have already benefited this year from the NTP. The Government is offering schools a new expanded tutoring offer from the start of academic year 2021/22.

Schools can now access three tutoring routes as part of the National Tutoring Programme:

  • Route 1: Tuition Partners
  • Route 2: Academic Mentors
  • Route 3: School-Led Tutoring

We have opted to deliver route 3: School Led Tutoring for 2021/22.  Click on the button below to see a breakdown of how much our federation has received and how we intend to use it.