COVID Catch Up Premium

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools in 2020 and again in 2021, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to all schools to support with closing gaps in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years. 

 Here at Cliffe VC Primary we have been awarded approximately £8,000 to support those pupils identified as having the most pronounced gaps in learning.

We have considered the age of our children and consulted the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes. This approach was revised in March 2021 following the return of pupils following a further 'lockdown' and a protracted period away from school.

Details of these strategies and a 'rolling' account of our spending can be found below.

This document will be updated on a half termly basis to illustrate ongoing use of budget.