Covid-19 Catch Up Premium


The government have announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure.


Schools are required to use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.


Schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, though are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.



School leaders must be able to show they are using the funding to resume teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible following partial or full school closure.


Governors will scrutinise schools’ approaches to catch-up from September 2020, including their plans for and use of catch-up funding. This will include consideration of whether schools are spending this funding in line with their catch-up priorities, and ensuring appropriate transparency for parents.

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