The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time following school closure during the academic year 2019-2020.
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
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.
Schools will 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 in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak. The funding is for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education. The school receives £80 per pupil within school from Reception-Year 6.
Please click here for information regarding how this funding is being spent during this year.