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COVID-19 Catch-up Premium

At Christ Church Primary School, our vision is one that is inclusive for all pupils and we aim to provide the highest quality of education possible. It is our vision that all children ‘have life and have it to the full’ John 10:10 ; we are a learning community and seek to improve our knowledge, understanding and skills in order for pupils to flourish and fulfil their potential.


Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.


 “Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to have been more affected particularly severely by closures and may need more support to return to school and settle back into school life. Whilst all pupils will benefit from the EEF recommendations, it is likely that some forms of support will be particularly beneficial to disadvantaged.” (Covid-19 Support Guide for Schools – June 2020)


Great teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils.


At Christ Church Primary School, our catch up priorities are:


1. Teaching and whole school strategies

  • Supporting great teaching
  • Pupil assessment and feedback
  • Transition support


2. Targeted approaches

  • One to one and small group tuition
  • Intervention programmes


3. Wider strategies

  • Supporting parent and carers
  • Access to technology


Using these strategies, we aim to reduce the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers and raise the attainment of all pupils to close the gap created by COVID-19 school closures.


Our Covid-19 Catch up strategy document is below for you to view: