Catch-Up Premium

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, the government announced funding of £1 billion to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.  

In 2022 – 2023 Bishopton PRU received £25,116 from the government under the Coronavirus (COVID19) catch-up premium.

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented disruption to the education of children and young people.  At Bishopton PRU we believe in educating the whole child therefore, we have used the government recommended, ‘COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools’ published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify research informed strategies that will support students to achieve positive outcomes.  

In addition to our commitment to provide Quality First teaching to all students at Bishopton, we will offer a range of bespoke interventions designed to support children and their families to close the educational gap which has been widened by the pandemic. 

These enhanced interventions at Bishopton include: 

  • School-to-school CPD programme of support for staff.
  • Online live masterclasses across a range of subjects.
  • Online One to One Tuition.
  • Increased One to One provision in school.
  • Parent Support Programme.
  • COPE Enrichment.
  • Twilight enrichment for GCSE.
  • Careers enrichment.
  • Literacy enrichment.
  • STEM enrichment.


We have targeted staff support to ensure every teacher is supported and prepared in order to achieve the best outcomes for pupils. Providing opportunities for professional development to support curriculum planning or focused training on the effective use of technology is valuable.  

All students will have access to a range of interventions across the academic year, as outlined above. We have included support for families also as this is proven to have a wider impact on a student’s outcomes. 

Targeted groups of students and individuals will be entitled to specific interventions, such as one to one sessions.  

Students will be invited to specific interventions throughout the year based on the parental/student and staff, teacher assessment of progress, and any gaps in knowledge or skills. 

Any question please contact the school, 01642 566369.

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