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Read our summary of the EEF's guidance to help you develop your coronavirus catch-up premium strategy, and see examples from other schools.

This article summarises guidance and the planning guide from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). Read it alongside our cheat sheet to help you fill in your catch-up premium report

Use a familiar planning approach

You won’t need a completely new planning approach for your coronavirus catch-up premium spending strategy.

You're likely already using the EEF's 3-tier approach (high-quality teaching for all, targeted academic support, and wider strategies) to support disadvantaged pupils. Use it for your coronavirus catch-up premium strategy - there's no need to reinvent the wheel here.

Understand the EEF's recommended approach 

See an overview of the EEF's approach on page 7 of its planning guide. Get started by downloading its template.

1. Teaching

Running high-quality assessments throughout the year is part of this, as it'll help you identify which pupils will benefit the most from targeted interventions (see more on

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