Covid Catch-Up Premium Plan for Expenditure 2022-23


The government is providing funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2022-23 academic year.

This funding will be distributed as follows:

  • In 4 instalments – in October 2022, January 2023, April 2023 and July 2023
  • Secondary Schools get a total of £276 per pupil

Meadow Park School will therefore receive approx. £86,879 to support students in catching up.

 Which Pupils?

Although funding is received on a per pupil basis, there are no specific requirements for who to spend it on. Meadow Park School will identify pupils and groups of pupils that will benefit most from the funding.

Activity / support Provision

The DfE recommends the following:

o Small group or 1-to-1 tuition

o Summer programmes to help re-engage pupils or extra teaching capacity from September

EEF 3 tiered approach:

1 Teaching

  • High-quality teaching for all
  • Effective diagnostic assessment
  • Supporting remote learning
  • Focusing on professional development

2 Targeted academic support

  • High-quality one to one and small group tuition
  • Teaching Assistants and targeted support
  • Academic tutoring
  • Planning for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

3 Wider strategies − Supporting pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs

  • Planning carefully for adopting a SEL curriculum
  • Communicating with and supporting parents
  • Supporting parents with pupils of different ages
  • Successful implementation in challenging times

At Meadow Park School, we welcome the additional funding to support pupils in catching up their missed education due to Covid 19. We have taken a bespoke approach to the use of this funding, based upon educational research and best practice recommended by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). For more information contact the school.