Catch Up Premium
Children and young people experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID). We understand that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged background will have been amongst the hardest hit. We also understand that some families circumstance due to COVID have significantly changed, some families who have not found it difficult before have found that they have lost their jobs and potentially their homes. 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.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
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.
At Lakenham Primary, the staff believe if children aren't happy they won't learn. This was central to the decisions made when deciding on how the money was to be spent.