COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium

COVID-19 CATCH UP FUNDING 2020-2021

Spending Principles:

  •  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
These objectives have been chosen as they allow us to address the identified barriers faced by pupils. The barriers and the associated objectives will be reviewed regularly but may be amended to meet the needs of any eligible pupil. The effect of the Covid-19 Catch-Up premium will be measured through regular analysis of attainment and progress linked to the planned programmes and interventions. Feedback from stakeholders and regular on-going observations of children will provide us with further evidence of the effectiveness of this funding.