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Catch Up Premium
For the financial year 2019/2020 Lyndon School received £24,017 for Catch Up Premium related activities. Expenditure was aimed directly at improving provision for students that attract the premium which in turn further strengthened the schools ‘Quality First Teaching’ methodology. In brief we have been able to use the funds to: 

  • Provide targeted small group specialist tuition to aid progress and attainment in English; helping to plug gaps in learning and/or tackle underachievement.
  • Provide additional support to improve literacy through individualised ‘Catch up’ reading programmes.
  • Fund smaller classes for students that require additional support in year 7, 8 & 9.
  • Strengthen our literacy strategy through additional resources that will help improve our students’ ability to read, write and communicate.
  • In year school data analysis shows that the vast majority of students that attract the premium are ‘on track’ to achieve their challenging targets that have been set against FFT 20.

Leavers of 2024 Threshold performance for students that attract the ‘Catch Up Premium’ 09/2020 End of year target performance for students that attract the ‘Catch Up Premium.’
  Developing Assured Extended Developing Assured Extended
English             56%             44%             0% 88% 12% 0%
Mathematics             18%             5%             0% 88% 12% 0%
Science             91%             10%             0% 92% 8% 0%
Leavers of 2023 Threshold performance for students that attract the ‘Catch Up Premium.’ 09/2020 End of year target performance for students that attract the ‘Catch Up Premium.’.
  Developing Assured Extended Developing Assured Extended
English             67%             33%              0% 87% 13% 0%
Mathematics             54%             54%              0% 97% 3% 0%
Science             93%             93%              0% 100% 0% 0%
Leavers of 2022  Threshold performance for students that attract the ‘Catch Up Premium.’ 03/2020 End of year target performance for students that attract the ‘Catch Up Premium.’
  Developing Assured Extended Developing Assured Extended
English             27%             61%             12% 97% 3% 0%
Mathematics             8%             76%             14% 93% 7% 0%
Science             37%             40%             12% 97% 3% 0%

Catch up funding Statement of Expenditure 2020/2021

Catch up funding Statement of Expenditure 2020/2021

                                                                                     

Context

  • Schools’ allocations have been calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.
  • As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.
  • Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
  • Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.
  • To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students. Schools should use this document to help them direct their additional funding in the most effective way.