'Catch-UP' Premium 2020-2021

Catch -Up Funding

What is it? 

The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. 

It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet the curriculum expectations for the next academic year. 

Who's eligible? 

This universal catch-up premium funding will be available for: 

  • Primary, middle, secondary and all through local authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
  • Local authority-maintained special schools
  • Special academies and free schools
  • Special schools not maintained by a local authority
  • Independent special schools - local authorities will receive funding for pupils with education, health and care (EHC) plans, based on the number of such pupils in the area 
  • Pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • Alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools
  • Local authority-maintained hospital schools and academies
The DfE has also set out the following Curriculum Expectations, to ensure that all pupils – particularly disadvantaged, SEND and vulnerable pupils – are given the catch-up support needed to make substantial progress by the end of the academic year:
 
Education is not optional
  • All pupils receive a high-quality education that promotes their development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The curriculum remains broad and ambitious
  • All pupils continue to be taught a wide range of subjects, maintaining their choices for further study and employment.
Remote education
DfE asks that schools meet the following key expectations:
  • Teach an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects from the start of the autumn term, but make use of existing flexibilities to create time to cover the most important missed content. In particular, schools may consider how all subjects can contribute to the filling of gaps in core knowledge, for example through an emphasis on reading.
  • Aim to return to the school’s normal curriculum in all subjects by summer term 2021.
  • Plan on the basis of the educational needs of pupils. Curriculum planning should be informed by an assessment of pupils’ starting points and addressing the gaps in their knowledge and skills.
  • Develop remote education so that it is integrated into school curriculum planning.
 Please refer to the link below to understand Woodside's School 'Catch-Up' funding strategy for 2020 -2021