Covid Catch-Up Premium
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closing of schools for the summer term 2020, the government allocated catch-up funding to all schools to support with the closing of gaps in learning. The amount of funding given is £80 per pupil and is based on pupil numbers from the October 2019 census.
The catch-up premium has been specifically designed to counteract and mitigate the effects of the pandemic and is there to ensure that schools have the support needed to help all pupils make up for the lost teaching time.
At Grange Park Junior School we have both considered the school's priorities and have consulted the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies in order to close the gap created by lockdown and catch our pupils up.
Please read the report below to see how we propose to spend the catch-up premium and the approaches we intend to use to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our pupils.