Recovery & Catch-up Premium

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium 2020 / 2021

The Children’s Hospital School (CHS) has received additional funding from the government to support all pupils as part of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium grant in academic year 2020 to 2021.

This fund from the government is to support children and young people to catch up lost time as a result of school closure and other interruptions to learning due to Covid-19 . This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people as evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.

Outlined below are the details of:

  • how it is intended that the grant will be spent
  • how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed

As a school we expect to see:

  • High quality education with personalised interventions
  • Improved opportunities to access education at home
  • Reduced gaps between disadvantaged learners and non-disadvantaged learners (gaps remain closed/ diminishes)

Due to the mobile nature of our student population we adopt a flexible approach to supporting our young people to enable them to reach their full potential whilst at CHS. For students, staff identify areas of underachievement, expected progress, areas of over achievement and how to help students further across the curriculum.  This is done in uplift sessions and after school, alongside continual assessment, tracking and monitoring of students in all faculty areas. All learners are tracked and monitored by the Willow Bank School Leader (Diane Davies, Deputy Head Teacher).

Overview of ways in which the funding has/will be used:

Total amount of catch-up received:  £26160
Intervention Cost Purpose Impact
Direct tuition by staff £20928 Teaching staff will deliver high quality personalised catch-up / tutoring sessions across a range of identified subjects The attainment of students across all subject areas will improve, with any disadvantage gaps narrowed.

Students will be able to successfully move onto their next phase of learning, building on the progress in attainment made over this period.

The number of students classified as NEET at the end of KS4 will be reduced.

Independent learning skills will improve to support outcomes in 2020-21 and beyond.


Provision of learning  resources £2447 Students provided with their own key learning resources across all subjects, for example, literature texts, film studies material, revision guides and textbooks. Allows students to study independently at school or at home.
IT software and connectivity for remote learning £785 To ensure all students have personalised revision packs and support online through learning platforms across all subjects.
Therapeutic interventions £2000 Students provided with therapeutic interventions to support progress towards a range of improved outcomes Improvements in wellbeing will lead to greater attendance and engagement. Attainment gaps will be narrowed, and students will be successful in their next phase of education.


CHS will get a total funding of £26160 in 3 tranches:

Autumn 2020 £6540
Early 2021 £8720
Summer 2021 £10900