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Covid-19 Catch-up Premium Report

Summary Information 

Total Number of Children (October 2020 census) - 417

Catch-up Premium Received Per Child - £80

Total Catch-up Premium Budget - £33,360

Strategy Statement

Our catch-up priorities are to:

  • assess and close gaps in children's learning 
  • support children's social, emotional and mental wellbeing 
  • promote children's learning stamina and resilience 

The support strategies we will use are quality first teaching and targeted interventions alongside wider support strategies such as our School Counsellor, School Gardener and Inclusion Manager providing wellbeing services.

The school has employed additional teaching and teaching assistant hours to provide specialist teaching for classes, groups and individual children as identified through assessment.

The aim of all our stratgies is to raise the attainment of all children and close the gap created by the disruption to the children's leaning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barriers to Learning

The barriers to learning experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic include:

  • Low attendance caused by childen needing to self-isolate
  • Disruption to teaching caused by teaching staff needing to self-isolate
  • Reduced stamina and variation in academic ability caused by the lockdown from March - July 2020
  • Lack of ICT in the home environment and variation in parental support and access to reading books
  • Emotional impact of being away from school and friends during lockdowns
  • Emotional impact of family illness and bereavements

Planned Expenditure

Additional Speech and Language Support for Reception Children                                Following screening of all Reception children using Language Link, groups and individuals will be identified for specialist language intervention with our specialist teaching assistant.  The aim is for all Reception children to move up to KS1 with age appropriate language skills.  This support will be monitored and overseen by our Inclusion Manager.

Phonics Intervention with Year 1 and Year 2 Children                                                              Additional teaching hours allocated to our Inclusion Manager so that she can identify children requiring phonics intervention.  In terms 1 and 2 the focus on Year 2 meant that 87% passed the phonics screening test in December 2020.  The focus in terms 4, 5 and 6 will be on Year 1 to ensure they make rapid progress in phonics and the vast majority are ready to pass their phonics screening test.

Additional Support for Children in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5                                                   Additional teaching assistant hours allocated to allow for targeted support of children identified in Years 3, 4 and 5.  The support will focus on the development of keys skills in reading, writing and maths, ensuring children make the required progress to attain age related expectations.  This will be monitored and overseen by our Deputy Head and Senco.

Specialist Writing Support for Children in Year 5 and Year 6
A specialist teacher will work alongside teachers in Year 5 and Year 6 to provide high quality support in writing for classes and groups.  The support will focus on ensuring the vast majority of children reach age related expectations in writing and identified children exceed expectations.  This will be monitored and overseen by our KS2 Assistant Head.    

National Tutoring Programme                                                                                                                National Tutoring Programme used to support identified children in Years 5 and 6.  The support will focus on gaps identified by class teachers' assessments to ensure the children achieve their expected potential.  This will be monitored and overseen by our KS2 Assistant Head and Deputy Head.

Purchase of Active Learn Primary                                                                                                         Resource purchased to provide a virtual book band library to support reading at home.  Children have access to a range of books which are targeted for their needs and support progress.  The programme will be implemented and monitored by the English Subject Leader to ensure children are moving through the scheme and making the progress required to attain age related expectations. 

Counselling and Talk Time Support                                                                                                    Additional hours allocated to our School Counsellor to provide Talk Time and counselling for identified children as well as Resilience Training for groups through the course of the year.  This will provide wellbeing support for the children, enhance their readiness for learning and support transition.  This will be monitored and overseen by the Head Teacher.

Gardening for Wellbeing                                                                                                                        Additional hours allocated to our School Gardener to provide outdoor gardening activities for children identified in Year 5.  This will provide wellbeing support for the children, enhance their readiness for learning and support transition.  This will be monitored and overseen by the Year 5 teachers.

All staff monitoring and overseeing the strategies outlined above will report to the Head Teacher.  The Senior Leadership Team will analyse the impact and identify next steps at the end of each term.                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

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