Recovery Premium

Our use of the Catch-Up Premium

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Catch Up Premium has been provided for schools to support children to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months.

As a Trust, we have committed to ensuring all children are supported to achieve as highly as they would have had the pandemic not have taken place. This September, as all children returned to school, we identified the priorities for mitigating the impact of the pandemic. To support us in addressing these priorities and making the best use of this funding, we then used the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) guide for schools which identifies evidence-based approaches to create our Catch-Up Premium plan, a copy of which is below. 

As with all government funding, school leaders must be able to account for how this money is being used to achieve the central goal of schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible. Given their role in ensuring schools spend funding appropriately and in holding schools to account for educational performance, our governors and trustees scrutinise our approaches to catch-up.



Our Values...



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We are passionate about learning.



We are the best we can be.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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