COVID-19 Premium Strategy 2023-24

The Government has provided additional funding to ‘catch-up’ any students detrimentally affected by Academy closures and the impact of Covid-19. The focus will be on catching up on lost teaching, ensuring students are at least in line with curriculum expectations and that they make progress in line with Academy targets. We have reviewed the Education Endowment Foundation – Covid-19 Support Guide for Schools to allocate the catch-up premium effectively. The proposed Covid catch-up budget has been analysed and signed off by the Academy’s Governing body. The impact will be monitored and reviewed throughout the year by the Governing Body and Academies Director.

Total Covid Catch-Up Premium allocated: £26,713

Identified Priority

Identified cohort (if appropriate)


Strategic Intervention

Intended Outcome

Exceptional delivery, through the PYP framework, of the Curriculum

All Pupils


Teaching and whole-school strategies

Supporting highly effective  teaching –  teaching is the most important tool schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils.

Pupil assessment and feedback – Assessment can help teachers determine how to most effectively support their pupils. Every pupil will have been affected differently by Covid-19.

Continuing Professional Development

Targeted Staff


Enhanced Professional Development

Leaders at Molehill recognise the vital importance of professional development. We are working with the EEF and Greenshaw Research School to develop our use of evidence to inform our professional development planning and design; building capacity across LAT for the sustained delivery of high quality professional development for all staff; and developing the presence of the Research School Network.

Enhanced delivery of the curriculum, through the use of technology

All Pupils



Chromebook Scheme

1:1 Devices provided for all pupils 

These are kept in the Academy

Technology in the classroom provides many benefits for pupil engagement and learning:

  • improved critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • enhanced communication and collaboration
  • increased access to information
  • supportive of our fully inclusive curriculum 
  • increased access to a range of tools to enhance the adaptations and interventions for pupils

Targeted Support

Targeted Pupils


1:1 Tutoring

One to one and small group tuition – There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high quality one to one and small group tuition as an effective catch-up strategy

Intervention programmes – In order to support pupils who have fallen behind furthest, structured interventions, which may also be delivered one to one or in small groups, are likely to be necessary.


All pupils


Additional bespoke resources to support accelerated progress and higher attainment

Ensure students have a wide range of highly appropriate materials in order for them to access the entire curriculum, catch up and meet Academy targets.