COVID-19 Catch Up Premium


From September 2020 the Government has made available additional funding to support schools in ‘catching up’ any missed learning due to Covid-19 school closures. 

On returning to full opening in September 2020, our school organised staffing into year group bubbles to reduce the risk of infection and support continuity going forward for the children. 

The additional funding allowed us to employ a teacher wanting to return part-time after maternity leave, in a two day a week role in year 2.  In addition, we were able to employ another teacher 1 day a week in this year group to support intervention and small group work.

This staffing structure also allows for known adults to cover in this year group rather than a supply teacher.


Funding received over two financial years

Baseline Measure

Summary of spending

Expected attainment outcomes from expenditure


Year 2

Reading as at 18.9.20

54% at Age Related Expectations


Maths as at 9.10.20

71% at Age Related Expectations


Writing as at 20.10.20

54% at Age Related Expectations

2 days additional teacher


1 day a teacher working at HLTA rate




Total costs £24,802

For school to achieve data in line with 2019 and linked to this cohorts predictions from year R Good Level of Development.