Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium
The government COVID-19 catch-up premium has been established to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus. The grant will only be available for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support pupils to catch up for lost teaching time over the previous months. To support schools to make the best use of the funding, the EEF has published a support guide:
Kingsbury High School
Kingsbury High School had 2038 students on-roll in Y7 to Y13 from the October 2020 census. Of these 415 are in KS5 with 1623 students in year 7 to 11. Our Free School meal students make up 18.9% of students. Our Ever 6 percentage is 24 and our Pupil Premium cohort make up 22.3% of students. The funding that we receive will be based on the figures for KS4 which come to £129,840.
Considering a tiered planning model for the academic year ahead can help schools balance approaches to improving teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies (Wellbeing Strategies- Support for Mental Health). It is recommended in the EEF’s Guide to the Pupil Premium as a way to help schools focus on a small number of strategies that are likely to make the biggest difference.
As with all government funding, school leaders and governors must be able to account for how the money is being used. Therefore, the impact and spending strategy for this catch-up premium will be reviewed through the 2020-2021 academic year. When Ofsted re-commence routine inspections, they will make judgements about the quality of education being provided which will include how you are using the funding to ensure the curriculum has a positive impact on all pupils.