Coronavirus Catch-up Premium





This premium is an additional government fund and will cover the 20/21 academic year.  The money will be allocated to school over the year, but can be spent immediately to support children to ‘catch up’ for lost learning during the first national lockdown.

We expect to receive around £33 000.00

How this money will be spent

High quality teaching, first wave teaching has the greatest impact on a child’s progress and attainment. We have therefore used this money, alongside some additional pupil premium funding, to employ 2 highly experienced teachers, one for KS1 and one for KS2, to teach targeted groups of children for intervention lessons in maths and English.

Using teacher assessments from the first half of the autumn term, pupils will be identified who have gaps in their English and maths knowledge and understanding, and who show potential to access intervention teaching to make rapid progress.  English and maths Intervention lessons will take place every morning for a period of 6 weeks.

The intervention teacher will work with the class teacher to plan, deliver and assess an appropriate curriculum covering gaps in learning – specific to the targeted pupils. The intervention teacher will assess progress at the end of the 6 weeks.

Each year group will be targeted throughout the 5 half terms as below.


How will we assess the impact on learning?


The assessment packages will provide a start and end position for each of the children. Progress will be measured against their age-standardised score (Spring 2 test) as well as against their ‘curriculum age’ (Integris).  We would expect to see more than normal progress. The assessments will also show how each child from Y1 to Y6 has progressed over the year, using the same criteria.

​​​​​​​All teachers will be assessing the children each term against yearly expectations.

National tests, if they occur, will be used to determine the success of the class, groups and individuals against previous expectations, previous school success and local and national scores.