COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium Strategy 2020-21

At the end of the last academic year the Government announced a ‘Covid Catch-Up’ fund to help those pupils adversely affected by Academy closures and the impact of Covid-19. When planning for this spend we took a number of factors into consideration; ensuring children can catch up or mitigate against any lost learning time, ensuring pupils are reaching at least Age Related Expectations and achieve Academy targets. We have reviewed the Education Endowment Foundation – Covid-19 Support Guide for Schools to allocate the catch-up premium effectively. The proposed Covid catch-up budget has been analysed and signed off by the Academy’s Governing body. The impact will be monitored and reviewed throughout the year by the Governing Body and Academies Director.

Total Covid Catch-Up Premium allocated: £13,200


Year Group/Cohort



Intended Outcomes

Enhanced delivery of the blended learning strategy

Year 6 for September and then Year 5 and Year 4


Chromebook Scheme

Embedding the Blended Learning Strategy across the academy to include:

  • Access to remote education as required
  • Blended learning approaches across the curriculum allowing children to access learning to meet their individual needs and circumstances, with accessibility features to support their learning
  • To develop efficient IT skills and working practices to enhance all areas of learning
  • Pupil and parent understanding of online safety

Focused teaching by all year groups to ensure gaps in learning are identified.

All year groups


Teaching and learning focus for all staff.

Quality First Teaching and targeted curriculum planning – Children to be taught the key learning in the first instance to ensure any gaps due to school closure are closed quickly and effectively to ensure they are then able to reach Age Related Expectations by the end of the year.

Targeted support through group tuition

Years 2, 5 and 6


Group Tuition

Small Group Tuition – To focus on the key Number skills for each year group.

Intervention Programmes – Structured interventions either 1:1 or small group will be planned and delivered when necessary.


All year groups


ICT support
Hard copy resources

Resources to support the effective teaching and learning to close gaps and ensure continuing progress for all pupils.

Sir Linkalot – Spelling and grammar intervention