The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and supporting schools to enable them to do so. Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. For pupils with complex needs, schools should spend this funding on catch-up support to address their individual needs. There is also an allocation of £350 million for a National Tutoring Programme, intended to deliver proven and successful tuition to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.
Catch-up funding will be spent according to catch up needs identified within the school and therefore will be kept under review and considered alongside spending and activity for Pupil Premium, SEND and main school funding so that funding and support is delivered where there is the greatest need as the situation evolves.