COVID-19 Catch-up Premium

COVID-19 catch-up premium spending:

Summary

Summary Information

Total number of pupils:

138

Amount of catch-up premium received per pupil:

£80

Total catch-up premium budget:

£10,960

 

 

 

Strategy Statement

Following two prolonged school closures in 2020 and 2021, alongside periods of self-isolation for individual cohorts, the focus for the school is on ensuring all children are provided with opportunities and resources to catch up in relation to gaps in learning that have appeared, alongside supporting children in relation to their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Individual pupils who require more targeted support are identified and appropriate support put in place. There has been particular concern around those younger children who recently started school who may not have been given the opportunities they would ordinarily have had to develop early reading and number skills, alongside pupils with special educational needs and disabilities who, over the past year, have missed out on the usual levels of support that would have been available to them.

 

Barriers to Learning

Barriers to Future Attainment

Academic barriers:

A

Some pupils have struggled to access regular reading time during school closures, impacting on expected attainment and progress, particularly those still developing early reading skills.

B

Some pupils can be seen to have clear gaps in learning in relation to basic skills in mathematics.

C

Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities have missed out on the usual levels of support that would have been available to them.

 

ADDITIONAL BARRIERS

External barriers:

D

Some pupils require addition support in relation to emotional wellbeing and mental health.

E

Engagement in remote learning by some pupils during school closures was a concern.

Planned Expenditure for Current Academic Year

Quality of teaching for all

Action

Intended outcome and success criteria

Costs

Staff lead

Review

Support pupils in Early Years and KS1 with developing early reading skills and phonics.

Pupils will improve their early reading skills at an accelerated rate, filling gaps in learning that have appeared during school closures and periods of self-isolation.

 

 

Phonics for Letters and Sounds reading books: £2000 (£912 to date)

English Lead

Early Years Lead

 

Support pupils in KS2 with accelerating progress in reading and spelling.

Pupils are identified and given additional 1-1 and small group support, leading to accelerated progress.

 

 

Approx £1000

English Lead

 

Support pupils in strengthening basic skills and knowledge in mathematics through access to concrete experiences.

Pupils will have the resources and opportunities available to them to allow them to develop skills and knowledge through more experience of concrete learning opportunities, strengthening basic skills and providing a solid platform from which to progress further.

 

 

£1960 on additional maths resources and software to support access to concrete and pictorial learning experiences (£475 to date).

Maths Lead

 

Total budgeted cost:

£4,960

Targeted support

Action

Intended outcome and success criteria

Costs

Staff lead

Review

Provide 1-1 opportunities to reinforce and develop early literacy skills.

Pupils will be given regular opportunities to access Lexia to identify and make progress against gaps in knowledge in relation to reading and spelling.

Subscription to Lexia for 36 months: £3850

DHT

 

Support pupils in accessing technology to catch up at school and home.

All pupils will have access to technology required for remote learning, either during periods of school/bubble closure, or as an additional means of catching up on missed learning opportunities.

Chromebooks available for extended loan: £982

HT

 

Total budgeted cost:

£5,000

Other approaches

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Intended outcome and success criteria

Costs

Staff lead

Review

Arrange training and development of programme to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Staff will access training linked to emotional wellbeing leading to a greater ability to support pupils.

 

Pupils’ mental health will be supported through a well structured and resourced PSHE/RSHE programme.

Contract hours used for training approx £300.

 

Teaching and learning materials approx. £700.

 

 

 

HT

 

 

SEMH Lead

 

Total budgeted cost:

£1,000