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.
This isn’t only pupils eligible for the pupil premium grant (PPG). In fact, if those pupils were in school during national lockdowns, they may have benefited from small-group in-person teaching. Just because they’re eligible for the PPG doesn’t mean they’ll have fallen behind.
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 Venn diagram to help you visualise this.
To identify where you can address the needs of both pupil groups with the same spending, look