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COVID Catch-Up Premium

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on lost time after school closure. This is especially important for 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.
Following this announcement, we devised a Catch-Up Premium Strategy that would begin to support those children on 'catching up for lost time'