St Luke's CE Primary School

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Covid-19 Catch Up Premium - 2020 -21 

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, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.

We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.

The government has 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, we are launching a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium - - October 2020

PE and Sports premium funding 2020-21
We use this money to buy in a PE specialist teacher for 3 days a week and buy into the Sports UK festival programme. Members of school staff observe sessions in order to develop their own teaching skills in PE. In addition to this our PE teacher works closely with the inclusion mentor to develop our Year 5 sports leaders who assist in leading sports activities over the lunch time period. Our PE teacher provides a variety of after school clubs over the year and our children attend a number of sports festivals competing against other schools in the local area organised by Sports UK. We buy in the support of a Heath Mentor who works with children across school on a range of health focussed activities including helping reluctant children engage in sports activities.

Pupil Premium Funding

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.

Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.