Hey with Zion CofE / Methodist Primary School

Catch-up Premium


The "Catch Up Premium" is a ring fenced fund provided to schools to help children make accelerated progress to make up for lost learning during the lockdown.

Our school receives, over two years, £21990.


This has funded:

  • Recruitment of two National Tuition Programme teachers to provide interventions over a ten week period to groups of no more than three children at a time from Foundation Stage to Year Six. (£5726)
  • 30 Chromebooks to allow longer term loan of hardware to support online learning of disadvantaged children (£6225)
  • 1:1 and small group tuition after hours and at weekends, throughout the Summer and Autumn terms of 2021 (£9539)
  • “Speech Bubbles” language and communication  intervention for Foundation Stage and Key Stage One pupils (delivered by Oldham Theatre Workshop and subsidised by Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s COVID Recovery Programme) (£500)

(Foundation Stage and Key Stage One five weeks, morning and afternoon, Key Stage Two: a ten week period of mornings for Years 3 and 4, afternoons for Years 5 and 6)

We have prioritised reading and phonics in the youngest ages, English and Maths with the older children, the children working in groups of no more than three at a time.