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COVID-19 catch-up vs pupil premium: guide to effective spending
Find out how to maximise the impact of any overlap between your pupil premium and coronavirus catch-up premium. Use our template to identify compatible needs among eligible pupils, and see examples of how other schools are using both types of funding.
- Use our template to conduct a thorough needs assessment
- Compare your priorities for both types of funding
- The more you can put into actual teaching, the better
- Streamline all interventions via 1 designated member of staff
- Target and survey transition year pupils
- See how schools are spending both types of funding
We’d like to thank our associate education experts David Birch and Jonathan Block for their help with this article – find out more about them at the bottom of the page.
Use our template to conduct a thorough needs assessment
Your spending will have the biggest impact if it’s targeted at the pupils who are most in need.
Your coronavirus catch-up funding is for helping pupils to catch up on missed learning, especially ‘disadvantaged’ pupils.
But some needs of pupils disadvantaged by coronavirus and pupils eligible for the PPG may overlap, and can therefore be addressed by the same interventions. We've included some examples in this
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