‘Catch Up’ Premium
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
- a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
At Abbot Alphege Academy, we have developed our Catch-Up Premium Plan to ensure that we are taking advantage of all and any provision, and spending any funding in a way that will have the maximum impact on outcomes for children.
This plan is currently paused as school is operating under restricted attendance during lockdown. We are doing everything we can to make sure that our children are well supported while they are working at home, including children who may need to ‘catch up’. For more information about Remote Learning, please see this section on the front page of our website.
This plan will resume as soon as all children return to school after lockdown three, but is subject to amendment should more funding become available.