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The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year in actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak. While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed education.

The links below show how Laburnum intends to invested the catch-up premium funding in the 2020-21 academic year and provides further information on the catch-up premium on the Department for Education website.

From September 2021 onwards, catch-up expenditure is included alongside the Pupil Premium Strategy.

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