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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

COVID-19 Catch-up Premium

COVID-19 Catch-up Premium 2020-2021


Introduction and Rationale

In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Further guidance can be found at Catch-up premium - GOV.UK (

The Catch-up Premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil from Reception to Year 11 inclusive.  The figures will be taken from the October 2020 census.

Schools should use the sum available to them as a single total even though funding is calculated on a per pupil or per place basis.  The spending of this money will be down to the individual school’s discretion but they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education. 

This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. 

Approach at Ivybridge

The COVID-19 Catch-up Premium will be used to support students at the College to reduce any disadvantage presented to them during the            COVID-19 pandemic and to help them catch-up on any missed learning.

Through use of the funding, our intention is to ensure that the expected attainment and progress of all students throughout the pandemic is maintained.

At Ivybridge Community College, we will we use allocated funding for the following purposes:

  • To provide additional staffing to support young people during the pandemic, including supporting the attendance of our most vulnerable students, providing Remote Learning resources and support during selfisolations, and providing 1:1 coaching as required.
  • To provide additional and bespoke Remote Learning training to all staff to ensure high quality Remote Learning provision throughout College closure.
  • To ensure that all classrooms are equipped with the technology to deliver live lessons throughout College closure.
  • To ensure that all young people at the College have access to the equipment and resources required for Remote Learning.
  • To provide 1:1 tutoring through the National Tutoring Programme for eligible students in Year 10 in Mathematics or English.
  • To provide alternative 1:1 online tutoring packages for individual students as required.

Identification of need and evidence of impact

Internal tracking systems for attainment, progress and pastoral support will be used to identify students who require additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic which can be funded through the Catch-up Premium.

On-going internal assessment will track the progress of all students and identify those most in need to additional support.

Those identified as requiring additional support at the end of the academic year will continue to be supported through additional government initiatives:

  • Summer School Recovery Programme 2021
  • Recovery Programme 2021 2022