Catch Up Premium
The government has provided schools with funding to supoprt children to catch up on lost education time as a result of coronavirus. This includes a one-off payment for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need. It states:
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). 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.
We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.
To view our school catch up plan, please click here.