Covid-19 Catch up Premium 

The government is providing Covid-19 Catch Up Premium funding to cover the 2020-2021 academic year. It aims to support pupils to catch up for lost learning so schools can meet curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

Special schools like ours will receive 3 instalments in autumn 2020, early 2021 and summer 2021, totalling £240 for every pupil. Based on 155 pupils on roll in September 2020, this would total £37,200.




Allocated Funds:

Additional fixed term ETA

To assist with familiarity of staffing throughout 2020/21, providing more stability for classes. This ETA can also be used to provide additional capacity for teachers and specialist support staff to provide targeted interventions.


English Resources


Maths Resources

To strengthen the curriculum offer for each class including concrete apparatus such as Numicon and phonics resources. This will also be used to supplement the remote learning offer to improve home learning.




Sensory Resources

To provide an alternative remote learning offer for pupils who have barriers to more traditional home learning. This includes sensory bags full of resources and strategies that families can use to engage pupils and work towards set objectives.


English/ Literacy Additional Hours

Maths Additional Hours

3 hours per week in the Summer Term 2021 to develop the library (reading) and support resourcing.

2 hours per week in the Summer Term 2021 to support resourcing.





Agency driver and Mount Taxi costs to transport pupils into school when School Transport is disrupted due to their staff needing to isolate. Includes contributions towards using our own staff and buses to transport pupils. This supports pupils from more financially disadvantaged backgrounds who don’t always have alternative options.


Additional Speech and Language Therapy

An additional half a day to focus on staff supervision, supporting staff and class practice, and auditing and developing whole school approaches. From June 2021 and costed for 1 year.