COVID-19 catch-up premium spending: summary

Summary information
Total number of pupils: 660 Amount of catch-up premium received per pupil: £80
Total catch-up premium budget: £47,520    

Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge. Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in Reception to Year 6.

At Crowlands Primary School, we believe that all children are entitled to an education which allows every child to achieve their potential regardless of their starting point in life or personal circumstances.

What are the main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupils at Crowlands Primary School?

We regularly identify and review the barriers to learning for our disadvantaged pupils as well as our wider school community. It is anticipated that the barriers to learning identified below will be experienced by more of our pupils than ever before, and made worse for many of our pupils, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have identified 5 key aspects of child poverty and disadvantage which affect our pupils:
• Material poverty;
• Emotional poverty;
• Poverty of experience;
• Poverty of language; and
• Poverty of aspiration

We have also identified main barriers to learning for some our pupils:

We have identified the following ‘COVID-19 specific’ issues affecting our pupils:


How is Catch Up Funding used at Crowlands Primary School?

At Crowlands, we believe that quality first teaching is crucial to ensuring our pupils catch up academically, are successful learners and are well prepared for the next stage in their education. That’s why, alongside the use of catch up funding for specific strategies and interventions, our school development plan and pupil premium strategy consider a tiered approach, with a focus on

a) Improving the quality of teaching and learning;
b) Providing targeted academic support for disadvantaged pupils;
c) Removing non-academic barriers to disadvantaged pupil’s learning.

Planned expenditure for current academic year

Crowlands Primary School
London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9EJ
Telephone: 01708 743402    Fax: 01708 742175
Executive Headteacher - Mrs H McClenaghan
Headteacher - Mrs S Clark