Catch Up Premium


The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure due to COVID-19. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged students. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. 

Catch up at Greenvale School

Greenvale School will receive £30,000 for 2020-2021 to support catch funding. To date, we have received £17,500.

Identifying students for Catch Up – Autumn Term 2020

At Greenvale School, teachers have re-baselining students and reviewed their progress this term (Autumn Term 2020) with their class teams, to identify any students causing concern (due to COVID-19) in the following areas (linked to their EHCPs):

  • English
  • Maths
  • Communication
  • Sensory and/or Physical
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health (including behaviour)
  • Independence and Self Care/Skills Preparation for Adulthood
  • Any other concerns

The Multi-Disciplinary Team have also contributed to catch-up planning, identifying students who require extra support to catch up as a result of COVID-19 in areas such as communication and physiotherapy.

Actions will include (but are not limited to):

  • Additional Term of Music Therapy
  • Additional Teacher and support staff to lead targeted support (1:1 or small group) for students identified for catch up e.g.:
    • Communication group
    • Lego therapy
    • Sensory group
  • Additional resources to promote enrichment activities remotely e.g. web cameras

 The impact will be monitored by:

  • Therapy reports
  • Class team reviews
  • Progress reports via SOLAR
  • Senior Leadership Team ½ termly student reviews
  • Reports to Governors