Catch-Up Premium Information

If your school would like to know about i-teachers and how we can help maximise your COVID Catch-Up Premium please read below to find out how one of our dedicated Education Consultants can help. We work with schools across Greater London, West Yorkshire, Great Manchester, and Birmingham & the West Midlands and can consult with you about a range of Tutors including English, Maths, Science, Humanities, or any other requirements!

Catch Up Premium – How we can help


The Catch-Up Premium Fund

In June last year, Boris Johnson announced a £1 billion plan to help pupils in England make up lost learning time following months of school closures.

The Prime Minister said £350 million would be spent on the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) over the 2020-21 academic year to help the most disadvantaged pupils, while an additional £650 million would be shared across and given directly to schools to help children from all backgrounds who have missed lessons.

In Early 2021, The Department for Education (DfE) have pledged an additional £300 million that will, again, be shared and sent directly to early years settings, schools and colleges to help children and pupils catch up.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson: “I know that this virus will have had a significant impact on children and young people’s learning and that is why we are providing an additional £300m for tutoring programmes and developing a longer-term plan to help all pupils catch up.”


What we offer

At i-teachers, we specialise in finding phenomenal graduate talent across a wide range of subjects to help support schools. We work on a close and personal basis with all of our schools, and will meet your individual vision, values, and exact needs to find you the perfect support staff member. At i-teachers, we know every school is different, and your catch-up premium should be seen in the same way. Your own dedicated consultant will help you maximise your premium to not only make a difference now, but to make an investment in your future too.

We can offer your school 1:1 Tutors, Small Study Group Leaders, Intervention Co-Ordinators, and Academic Mentors that are covered by your Catch-Up Premium. Our impact reports and tutoring schemes have been previously praised by Ofsted inspectors and can be implemented straight away to hit the ground running. We are so certain that we will find you the perfect candidate, we even offer free interviews or free trial days with anyone you want to meet.

Despite the Catch-Up Premium being a one-off fund for this academic year, at £80 per pupil, we aim to stretch it further through our adaptable and flexible graduates, who are the perfect candidates for your school’s Teacher Training pipeline. With funding arriving across 3 installments, Autumn 2020, Early 2021 & Summer 2021, our consultants are happy to discuss your desired budget plan.


Our Mission & the Education Endowment Foundation’s Advice

From our very beginning, i-teachers have always aimed to create an inclusive, first-class education for all pupils from Reception to Year 11, and Sixth Form & 16 to 19 programmes. To do this, we have worked hard with schools to implement cost-effective 1:1 tutors/academic mentors/teaching assistants/intervention coaches to optimise every pupil’s success stories.

The government has advised schools to take into consideration the Education Endowment Foundation’s advice, which i-teachers are proud to say covers exactly what we have been working towards for the last 4 years! The EEF has suggested that schools may wish to invest their funding in ‘Targetted Support’ through ‘one to one and small group tuition’ and ‘Intervention programmes’. Every school and every pupil is different and may benefit from different options when it comes to targeted support. As seasoned professionals in this area, all of our dedicated consultants will be happy to help adapt tutoring and coaching plans for you.

If you would like to see the full advice brochure from the EEF you can find it here:

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At i-teachers, we know that monitoring isn’t just important to show off during Ofsted inspections, but can be used as a valuable tool to maintain a working relationship between Pupil, Teacher, Parent, and Senior Leadership. For this reason we have created our own ‘Impact Report’ that can be tailor made for each individual.

Our ‘Impact Report’ resource has not just be praised by Ofsted Inspector’s, but also praised and supported by school leaders who find useful to help keep on top of Progress 8 and individual pupils’ progression! Our impact reports are delivered by our Tutors/Academic Coaches termly to Head of Departments and Senior Leadership; but are supported by weekly tracking tools that are fed back to class teachers. Tutors monitoring individual pupil’s progression 1:1 and in small groups encourages academic confidence for pupils and also supports your class teachers in grade assessment.


Next Steps

If your school is interested in how i-teachers can work for you, or want to know more about our Tutors/Academic Mentors/Intervention Co-ordinators and our impact report resources, we are happy to set up a meeting or even a quick informal chat.

Please find the contact information below for each of our areas across the UK:

Manchester: 0161 660 9942

Birmingham: 0121 667 2869

West Yorkshire: 0113 350 7857

London:  0203 355 0254

  • Abigail Bowyer
    Abigail Bowyer
    Education Consultant
  • Amy Douglas
    Amy Douglas
    Managing Consultant
  • Andrew Cannon
    Andrew Cannon
    Education Consultant
  • Demi Bridges
    Demi Bridges
    Education Consultant
  • Hamid Sheikh
    Hamid Sheikh
    HR & Compliance Manager
  • Holly Giles
    Holly Giles
    Senior Education Consultant
  • Izzy Chesters
    Izzy Chesters
    Sales and Compliance Trainee
  • Jack Shea
    Jack Shea
    Compliance and Sales Trainee
  • Joseph Lennox
    Joseph Lennox
    Senior Education Consultant
  • Pippa Welch
    Pippa Welch
    Education Consultant
  • Shehla Adam
    Shehla Adam
    Compliance Officer