Catch-up Premium funding plan strategy 2020-2021
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 government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Our allocation has been calculated on a per pupil basis, providing us with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to Year 6. For the academic year 2020-2021 Stoke Canon C of E Primary School will receive £7,600 Catch Up Premium. The Government have recently extended the scheme for 21/22 and we will receive further funding in the next academic year.
Stoke Canon CE Primary School – COVID-19 Catch-Up Spend
Stoke Canon C of E Primary School
Total Number of
Teaching and Whole School Strategies
To rapidly address any significant gaps in learning for all children following school closures
- Baseline assessments using pupil conferencing and assessment to identify gaps for individual learners
- Catch-up provision for Year 2 to provide support for phonics testing
- Catch up provision for one-to-one support in RWI
- Purchase of additional resources for RWI
- In class interventions and pupil conferencing planned for small groups.
- Intervention groups and individual support reviewed once per half term based on assessment for Year 5/6
- Teacher intervention groups with Year 3/4
- All classes will quickly address basic skills e.g. times tables, punctuation, grammar and spelling, writing stamina.
- All pupils make rapid progress from low starting points
- Year 1 & 2 children meet national expectations for phonics testing
- Monitoring shows resilience and increased productivity in all areas of learning
- Y6 children have an individually tailored teaching package and weekly assessments that identify clear next steps in learning
- Improved mental health and well being
Non Contact time for Assessment of groups £300
Purchase of additional RWI resources and additional books for remote learning
Additional 1 to 1 support for RWI x6 hours per week
- Robust phonics programme in place Yr R-2.
- Maths and English targets from assessments used in planning to ensure basic skills gap closed rapidly
To rapidly address any significant gaps in learning for PP children identified as requiring extra support
- Interventions to catch up on identified learning gaps:
The Intervention sessions align with classroom teaching and to specific individual need
- Pupils taking part in Intervention sessions make rapid progress based on their gaps in learning and are able to access class based
Intervention led by One to One Mentors and tutor
This was delayed because of Lockdown 3 but will start in March 21
To fill gaps in Maths at Key Stage 2
- Pupils selected through termly pupil progress meetings and early identification meetings led by SENCo
- Intervention teacher to work closely with class teacher and subject lead to identify needs and feedback on sessions
- Short sessions – appropriate to age and ability in groups and through one to one.
- Purchase additional resources to complement existing maths resources and quickly close the gaps especially in times tables and basic number operations
- Parents are well informed about their child’s progress
- A clear progression in the sequence of learning for maths allows gaps to be identified and addressed
- Rapid improvement of times tables across KS2
- Reception and Nursery assessment resources, allow specific identification of gaps in language and target these skills.
Teacher/Tutor costs for Maths Groups from Autumn to Summer Term for Key Stage 2
All children will have access to high quality resources for remote learning
- Training and CPD for Google Classroom to ensure that it is available to use for all pupils in Year 1 to Year 6
- Younger pupils will continue to use Tapestry alongside Google Classroom as a platform to support their online learning in all areas of the EYFS curriculum.
- Stoke Canon has a clear and robust plan for remote learning which has been shared with parents on the website
Training and IT support for Google Classroom support
All children are supported with their emotional needs in and outside school.
- Complete remote learning procedure which is shared with parents
- Each class to enable social groups for emotional health and wellbeing
- Enable all children to access Google Classroom in school
- Enable remote art therapy to continue to support emotional support with sensory and therapy-based resources.
- Some staff have opportunity to complete psychological first aid training before children come back to school.
- Google classroom is used effectively and supports the delivery of teaching sequences which match those taught in school
- Children have access to resources, which will support them with their emotional needs during the current period.
£400 Art Therapy
£300 for release time for staff training