The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This 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. Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil or per place basis, the guidance states that schools should use the sum available to them as a single total from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their need.
Our allocation of funding is based the last census which showed 42 pupils on our roll. Therefore, over the course of the academic year 2020/21, we will receive £3360 broken down into three payments. I have used the links published below, the DfE website and the guidance from the Educational Endowment Fund, to decide how best to allocate funds to increase our pupils' progress. Please see STM's catch up funding plan and how these funds have been allocated.