Coronavirus Catch-up premium

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial.  

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This 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. 

Although all children have had their education disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is likely that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit. That is why, alongside the universal catch-up premium, the National Tutoring Programme has been launched to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help. 

Please click here for the Catch up Premium report outlining how TLA is planning to spend this funding. The report below outlines the actions completed in the year up to January 2021.

First page of the PDF file: CatchuppremiumJan2021