Catch Up Premium

In June 2020 the government announced funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. 

As identified by Professor Becky Francis, ‘The consequences of the pandemic will be far reaching for all children but particularly for those from socially disadvantaged families. There have been wide disparities in engagement and children have faced varying experiences during lockdown.’

  • An evidence informed approach gives us the best chance of maximising impact. Research conducted by the EEF and others around the world strongly suggests that compensating for the negative impact of school closures on the gap will require a sustained response.
  • Every school will have been affected differently by Covid-19. The appropriate way to support students will differ between schools and should be informed by the professional judgement of teachers and school leaders.
  • Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to have been affected particularly severely by lockdown and may need more support to settle back into school life. It is highly unlikely that a single approach will be enough.

Highly likely to be beneficial to align chosen approaches with Pupil Premium spend.


Proposed Impact


KS3 Cultural Champion

To oversee enrichment programme for KS3 students to engage with extracurricular  activities or clubs to improve well-being and to develop social skills and confidence missed during lockdown; encourage development of talents/skills – cultural capital.

£29 000

Enrichment Club resources and staffing

Staffing to run enrichment activities – see above

£18 500

Breakfast Club

Pre school learning support for vulnerable learners to encourage routines and support with low confidence

£3 000

Bedrock literacy programme

KS3 learners engaging with online disciplinary literacy programme to improve literacy.

£4 000

United Teach additional maths trainee teachers x2

Additional teacher in class support in maths for students with low numeracy skills

£3 000

ELSA training

KS3 support for learners with SEMH needs to allow access to curriculum


Attendance rewards

Purchase of rewards to reward and encourage good attendance habits

£1 000

Mental Health First Aider training x 5

To support the mental health and well-being of vulnerable and disadvantaged learners

£1 100

Coaching sessions from Rugby Coach

Targeting most disaffected learners in Years 8 and 9 to improve motivation, aspiration and behaviour. 1:1 and small group work

£ 2 000

Online Parents’ Evening system

Progress updates and support from parents


After School revision sessions and Easter revision programme

Improved results

£4 000