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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

COVID Catch Up Premium

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 (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. This funding includes a one-off universal 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 missed learning

As a mainstream school we will receive funding of £80 for each pupil from reception to Year 6 taken from the October 2020 census - in autumn 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.

At Davington Primary School, in order to utilise this additional funding in the best possible way, we have considered closely the research and advice put forward and used timely assessments of both children’s academic and personal development needs to inform our decisions.   The funding received has contributed to the cost of an additional teacher to support tutoring throughout the school during the COVID pandemic.