At the end of the last academic year the Government announced a ‘COVID Catch-Up’ fund to help those pupils adversely affected by Academy closures and the impact of COVID-19. When planning for this spend we took a number of factors into consideration; ensuring children can catch up or mitigate against any lost learning time, ensuring pupils are reaching at least Age Related Expectations and achieve Academy targets. We have reviewed the Education Endowment Foundation – COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools to allocate the catch-up premium effectively. The proposed COVID catch-up budget has been analysed and signed off by the Academy’s Governing body. The impact will be monitored and reviewed throughout the year by the Governing Body and Academies Director.
Total COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium allocated: £28,106
|Priority||Year Group / Cohort||Lead||Intervention||Intended Outcomes||RAG Rating
|Enhanced delivery of the blended learning strategy||Year 6 for September and then Year 5 and Year 4||LFI
|Chromebook Scheme||Embedding the Blended Learning Strategy across the Academy to include:
|Focussed teaching by all year group to ensure KPIs are prioritised.||All year groups.||SDO
|Teaching and learning focus for all staff.||Quality First Teaching and targeted curriculum planning: Children to be taught the KPIs in the first instance to ensure any gaps due to school closure are closed quickly and effectively to ensure they are then able to reach Age Related Expectations by the end of the year.|
|Targeted support through group tuition.||Year 4 – Year 6 Groups including PPG/FSM Maths
EYFS – Year 2 including PPG/FSM English
|MET /RBU||Group Tuition||Small Group Tuition: To focus on the key Number skills for each year group.
Intervention Programmes: Structured interventions either 1:1 or small group will be planned and delivered when necessary.
|Resources||EYFS and Key Stage 1||CFE||Phonics||Resources to support the effective teaching of phonics in order to support and improve the development of Early Reading Strategies in Key Stage 1.|