Catch Up/Recovery Funding

Coronavirus (COVID-19): catch-up funding plan

The government is providing schools with £650 million of universal catch-up premium funding for the 2020/2021 academic year. The aim of the funding is to help pupils catch up on education they have missed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are using this funding for specific activities to support our pupils to make up for lost teaching over the previous months.

While funding has been allocated on a per-pupil or per-place basis, we are using the amount available to us as a single total, from which to prioritise support for pupils according to their needs. We do not need to spend the funds in the financial year beginning 1 April 2020, and may carry some or all catch-up premium funds forward to future financial years if we wish.

Mainstream schools will receive £80 per pupil from Reception to Year 11 inclusive. This funding will be received in three instalments, the first in Autumn 2020, the second in early 2021 and the third in the 2021 Summer term. School leaders must be able to show that the funding is being used for its intended purposes, and governing boards are advised to scrutinise their school’s plans for its use.

The use of the funding will also be inspected by Ofsted when it resumes routine inspections.

This plan below outlines how we are going to invest our funding for the whole school, targeted support and wider areas. At the end there is a summary report to outline the overall goals of the spending. Each section of the plan outlines our relevant considerations, including actions to be taken, the aim of the intervention, how much the intervention will cost, who the lead member of staff will be and any additional comments.

Please find our plan for our DSM Coronavirus Catch-up Funding Plan