Coronavirus (COVID-19) Catch-Up Premium at Bishopton PRU  

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 2021 – 2022 Bishopton PRU received £11,600 from the government under the Coronavirus (COVID19) catch-up premium. This was then combined with unspent funds from the previous year (20/21) which totalled £18,000.  

Government COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium (unspent finds) 20/21 Government COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium 21/22 Total COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium for 21/22 
£18,000 £11,600 £29,600 

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 of 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: 

  • Saturday morning school  
  • 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 Saturday morning sessions or one to one.  

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. Our strategy to support students is outlined below:

If you wish to read more about what enrichments we have on offer, please download our Catch Up Premium Prospectus 21/22: