Covid Catch-Up Strategy

Covid Catch-Up Fund

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.

Christ Church have been allocated funding that will be spread over the next 3 terms.

The catch-up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year’s census, at Christ Church we are expecting the additional funding allocation to be £32,880. The spending of this money will be down to schools to allocate as they see best.

At Christ Church, this money will be used in order to provide:

  • Additional teaching staff to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant time for every class.

There are two broad aims for “catch up” at Christ Church:

  • The attainment outcomes at the end of 2020-21 for all year groups will be in line with school expectations and that gaps have been closed.
  • The mental health needs of pupils are met and supported by the school.

This presentation shows how the Covid catch up fund has been implemented.