COVID-19 CATCH UP FUNDING 2020-2021
- We ensure that support interventions are targeted at those pupils who, through assessment and observation, are deemed to need the most help.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for vulnerable pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We will use the Covid-19 Catch-Up funding to support any pupil the school has legitimately identified as being vulnerable.
- Limited funding and resources means that not all children will have intervention support at all times.
- Provision will not be aimed at teaching and learning for pupils with an EHC Plan as funding for need is already in place.
- It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce regular reports for the Governing Body about the impact of Covid-19 Catch-Up Funding.
- All Reception aged pupils will be assessed for the oral intervention programme
Summary of Plans for Covid-19 Catch Up Premium spending Academic Year 2020/21
Main Barriers faced by eligible pupils:
- School readiness and ability to learn adversely affected by school closure or by issues linked to individual circumstances
- Negative effects of anxiety related to Covid-19
- Disruption to learning caused by school closure
- Inequality of opportunity due to lack of learning support from home
- Inequality of opportunity due to lack of suitable electronic device to access remote learning
- Feelings of isolation due to school closure
- Limited opportunities for extra-curricular activities due to lock down
- Lack of exercise and or weight gain during school closure
Planned spending objectives :
- To narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to make expected progress at the end of the year in Reading (including Phonics), Writing and Mathematics.
- To improve the oral language skills of targeted Reception aged pupils as well as promoting longer-term progress in reading comprehension.
- To provide ‘catch-up’ support for those adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic
- To provide learning resources so pupils can access the curriculum remotely
- To provide extra adult support to facilitate social and emotional development, 1-1 support and small group interventions for those children.
- To deliver additional, personalised learning programmes for individuals/small groups
- To provide additional extra-curricular opportunities if required
- To provide support for parents in order for them to be able to support learning, behaviour and anxiety management at home
- To provide Nurture Support