​Covid Catch-up Premium

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.

As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.

The DFE guidance on catch-up premium can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/catch-up-premium-coronavirus-covid-19#use-of-funds

The EEF published the following guidance to support schools in closing the gaps for our children:

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources

The EEF advises the following for catch-up support:

Teaching and whole school strategies

  • Supporting great teaching
  • Pupil assessment and feedback
  • Transition support

Targeted approaches

  • One to one and small group tuition
  • Intervention programmes
  • Extended school time

Wider strategies

  • Supporting parent and carers
  • Access to technology

Please download the whole BHJS Covid catch-up strategy for more information – BHJS Covid Catch-up premium report.