Ashmead School Catch-Up Premium Plan 2021/22
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.
Schools’ allocations have been calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil from Reception through to 6.
As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. It will not be added to schools’ baselines in calculating future years’ funding allocations.
To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a coronavirus (COVID-19) support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all students.
The EEF advises the following:
Teaching and whole school strategies
Alongside this, key skills for each of the core subjects (Reading, Writing and Mathematics) will be a focus for teaching, ensuring teacher understanding of where pupils were attaining and the need to teach progressively from a lower starting point in order to ensure there are no gaps in learning and children’s needs are securely addressed.
How will the School identify gaps in pupils Learning?
We will use pupil assessment data from Spring 2 2020 (pre-Lockdown) and Spring 2 2021 (post lockdown) as a starting point to measure the impact of COVID-19 on pupils learning. Attainment will be compared at these two assessment points, to illustrate the impact that school closure has had on attainment. Pupils attainment is measured against age related expectations and identifies if children are working Above, At, Below or Significantly Below the expectation for their age in Reading, Writing and Maths.
|Pupils attainment at Spring 2021||Suggested Catch up Approach based on attainment|
Category 1 Pupils
Pupils have maintained age expected attainment
|Pupil has made at least expected progress during Lockdown and therefore requires nothing additional.|
Category 2 Pupils
Pupils are attaining just Below Expected
(These pupils have been assessed as just below Expected at Spring 21, and are Targeted for Catch up within 1 terms by the end of the academic year)
|Attainment for these pupils is slightly below expectation. Pupils will be identified to teachers as ‘focus’ and catch up will be targeted and addressed at a class level during the Summer Term 2021, with the intention of eliminating any gap by the end of the academic year|
Category 3 Pupils
Pupils are attaining Below Expected
(These pupils have been assessed as below Expected at Spring 21, and are Targeted for Catch up within 4 terms)
Pupils will be identified as focus pupils within the classroom. Pupils may require some additional individual interventions both during the school day and at home. Provision for these pupils may be supported through staff restructuring to reduce learning ratios, additional interventions (including Reading Eggs/Nessy), Booster/Tuition Groups (both in and out of school hours)
Catch-up for these pupils will be targeted for up to four terms – therefore it is intended that pupils will have achieved the Expected standard by the end of next academic Year 2021/22
Category 4 pupils
Pupils are Significantly Below Expected
All of these pupils should have SEN Support Plans and any who have slipped from Below to Significantly Below during lock down will be catered for alongside Category 3 Pupils
These pupils will continue to receive additional individual interventions as identified on their support plans.
This may include:-
1:1 adult support
additional online learning content (Nessy/Reading Eggs/TT Rock Stars/ Maths Factor/ Active Learn inc. Bug Club/ My Maths)
Booster Tuition sessions
Small Group Focussed Teaching (in school)
Support from Outside Professionals
The Schools approach to catch-up will involve all of the following:-
A). Re-deployment of staff to impact fast track progress in class, and professionally develop quality of teaching for all.
B). Daily Online catch-up for Pupils in EY, Year 1 & Year 2 through the introduction of Reading Eggs (Phonics & Reading) & Maths Factor (Maths)
C). Targeted Tuition & Booster programs both in and outside term time
D). Support for Pupil Well-Being and Emotional Development
|IN SCHOOL Catch-Up Provision|
Staff Re-organisation & re-deployment
|ADDITIONAL (online) Catch-Up Programs Provision|
Children will have greater opportunities to access learning at home. Home-learning opportunities will not always require parents to engage with the activities, affording
the children greater independence and increasing the likelihood that parents can sustain home-learning.
Government Funded catch up
|Academic Year||Funding Received from Government Specifically to support COVID Catch-up|
|2020-2022||Total Funding Received £50,160|
Academic Year 2020/21
|Time Period||Intervention||Funding Allocated||Intent||Impact|
|Nov 20 – March 21||Member of staff to Manage and Organise devices for home use during National Lock-down||£12,930|
By ensuring that all pupils in all Year groups could access necessary technology at home during Lock-down, the school hoped to minimise the impact of school closure on pupils learning.
|During the lockdown period, as well as continued online learning via Tapestry, we were able to support children at home by: loaning out 75 laptops (helping a total of 87 children), supporting the implementation of 9 routers and 1 additional data bundle, provide 44 work packs and secure 18 Springboard Grants which meant that 18 of our pupils received their own laptops.|
|April 21- July 21||Access to Reading Eggs for pupils from Nursery – Year 2||£2,109||To boost pupils Reading and Phonic knowledge by giving Pupils from EY – Year 2 access to Reading Eggs in addition to provision provided at school||To be reported post July 2021|
|April 21-July 21||Additional Teacher to create a 4th Year 5 class||£11,380||By creating a fourth class in Year 5 the school aims to enable catch up for the Year group with the least time to catch-up before leaving the Primary Phase of education. The number of pupils in each class is significantly reduced (approx.20) thus making catch-up across the summer term more individually focussed and effective||To be reported post July 2021|
|April 21-July 21||Member of staff (0.25) to manage and organise the use of computer technology||£2,586||To allocate devices to support catch-up both in school and at home. These devices will be used to access Nessy (which supports individual learning interventions to support catch up), Reading Eggs & Maths Factor, all of which the school has purchased to support accelerated catch up.||To be reported post July 2021|
Academic Year 2021/22
|Time Period||Intervention||Funding Allocated||Intent||Impact|
|Sept 21- March 22||Targeted Tuition and Booster Groups.||£6760||Using attainment & Progress data from the end of Summer term, we will allocate Booster Tuition to pupils. This additional catch-up provision will be offered to identified pupils during the Summer Holiday and or Autumn Term 2021, and will initially focus on pupils currently in Years 3 & 4.||To be reported post July 2021|
|Sept 21 – March 22||Additional Teacher (0.5) to create a 4th Year 6 class||£9957.50||By creating a fourth class in Year 6 the school aims to focus on pupils catching up and achieving the Expected Standard before leaving the Primary Phase of education.||To be reported post July 2021|
|Sept 21 – March 22||Addition of a part time (0.5) counsellor for pupils||£4182.50||To support well-being and positive mind-set, through the re-introduction of a pupil counsellor.||To be reported post July 2021|