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Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium


In 2019 to 2020 Penn Fields received Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium.  The link below provides;


  • details of how the funds were allocated


  • how the allocation made a difference to the attainment of the students who benefit from the funding

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Catch-Up Premium


In response to the Covid 19 pandemic and concerns about lost teaching the Government has provided additional funding designed to tackle the impact of prolonged missed learning time.   The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) has provided early research evidence around projections for the impact of school closures during lockdown, predominantly on the impact for disadvantaged students. The school’s strategic response to devising and implementing the catch- up programme fully takes these findings into account and the additional funding will integrate into schools long term priorities identified in the School Forward Plan (SIP).   


In summary, the EEF projections for the impact of widespread school closures identify;  

  • The disadvantaged attainment gap widens


  • Assessment of lost learning is crucial


  • Targeted support in addition to wider school initiatives are required


  • Absence rates upon return are crucial


  • Effective home learning programmes have been found to mitigate the impact

The link below identifies the purpose of our Coronavirus catch up fund and how the funding will be used to have impact on the students’ well-being and achievement

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