Catch Up Funding
Since 2021 the government announced funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to Covid-19. A summary of the different types of funding is provided below.
For details of how we have used this funding at LVC, please find the Catch-Up funding strategy statement on this page.
Catch Up Premium
In 2020 the Government announced £1 billion of funding for state schools to support students to catch up on missed learning. Schools received £80 per student on roll. Schools have autonomy to decide how to use this funding based on the impact that Covid-19 has had in their context.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) identified three broad areas for schools to focus on when spending the Catch-Up premium.
(1) Teaching and whole school strategies. (2) Targeted support. (3) Wider strategies.
In 2021 The Government announced further funding for the 2021/22 academic year. The recovery premium is a top up to the existing Pupil Premium funding that schools receive. Schools again have autonomy to decide how to use the funding based on their context. LVC have received a recovery premium totalling £8,178 this year.
School leaders are again encouraged to use the EEF guidance when spending the recovery premium.
School led tutoring
Schools can also receive a ring-fenced grant called the school led tutoring grant. This is a ringfenced grant paid to state schools to source their own tutoring provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils. LVC have received a school led tutoring grant totalling £11,421.
School leaders can use this grant to pay any of the following to deliver catch-up tutoring.
(1) Existing teachers. (2) National Tutoring Programme tutors. (3) Learning support assistants. (4) Trainee’s. (5) Private tutors.
Below is the LVC Catch-Up statement. This covers the period 2020-22.