What catch-up funding is for:
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for children from 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, which includes:
– a schools programme for 5 to 16-year-olds – for more information, see the National Tutoring Programme FAQs
– a 16 to 19 tuition fund
– an oral language intervention programme for reception-aged children
20/21 – School allocations was calculated on a per pupil basis.
Mainstream schools received £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive.
For the 21/22 academic year, funding has been calculated as a percentage of the school’s overall Pupil Premium budget – as Tranmere Park has a very small PP budget, our catch-up funding for this school year is approximately £1000. However, as we are committed to ensuring all our pupils catch-up to their pre pandemic forecast levels of achievement as quickly as possible, we will be funding the same activities as detailed in our ‘Catch-Up Premium’ report from our own school budget.