Redlands Primary & Nursery School

Catch-Up Funding Plan 2020-2021

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools, the children and staff at Redlands Primary School have had to adapt as both learners and teachers to rely on blending learning: home-schooling, online learning platforms and remote teacher support as well as in-school education. This has meant that, unfortunately, some learning from the previous academic year has been lost.

At Redlands, our ‘catch-up’ plan will be implemented to ensure children make accelerated progress to make up for any lost learning. This ‘catch-up’ plan will focus on quality first teaching, classroom intervention, small group targeted support and 1-1 tuition with the child’s well-being at the centre of all we do.

The government have issued catch-up funding to support schools in closing the gap in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years. 

At Redlands we are receiving;

Sept 2020 - March 2021 -  £18,713

April 2021 - Aug 2021 - £13,287

Pupils in school

433

Catch-up premium allocation this academic year

£32,000

Academic year or years covered by statement

2020-21

Review date

September 2021

Catch-up premium lead

Laura Hollinger/Gemma Willford

 

We have used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.

 

Rationale

Implementation

Time Scale

Cost

Expected Impact

 

High-quality 1:1 and small group

There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high-quality 1:1 and small grouptuition as a catch-up strategy.

Daily 1:1 Switch-On reading with targeted children within each bubble.

 

Autumn/ Spring

Summer

 

No cost – using existing staff

 

 

 

Children will make accelerated progress in reading so that they are back on track to pre pandemic age related attainment.  The children’s confidence in reading will have improved.

Daily 1:1 phonic sessions in the afternoon with children year 2.

 

Autumn/Spring/

Summer

 

No cost – using existing staff

 

 

Targeted children will make accelerated progress and they will be back on track to meet their expected outcome.

Year 4 English catch-up sessions with targeted children to push for greater depth.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

 

Spring

 

 

£1500

The targeted children make accelerated progress to achieve GDS in reading and writing.

Y6 small group session to support targeted children in English and maths

Spring/Summer

 

 

 

 

£4000

Children will make good progress and meet national expectations or above in English and maths.  

We expect to close any gaps in these areas that may have occurred during the lockdown period.

Class teachers to be released (nursery to year 6) to carry out 1:1 or small group targeted support for a full half term. 

Spring 1 and 2

 

 

 

£11000

Targeted children will make accelerated progress and they will be back on track to meet their expected outcome. We also expect to close any gaps in the key areas of learning that may have occurred during the lockdown period.

Targeted support for FS children in relation to transition.

Summer

£1500

 

 

 

FS children will have a smooth transition into Y1.  Children will feel settled and confident to start their learning journey in Y1. Improved behaviour outcomes for targeted F2 children.

Intervention programmes

 

In order to support pupils who have fallen the behind furthest, structured interventions, which may also be delivered one to one or in small groups, are likely to be necessary.

 

 

RWI assisted blending and reading practice (p.m. catch-up in Year 1 and 2).

 

Autumn/Spring/

Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Targeted children will make accelerated progress and they will be back on track to meet their expected outcome.

 

All children will make good progress.

 

Portable screen/computer

Spring

£1000

When working in small groups out of the classroom, children will have access to PowerPoint presentations and websites which will support their learning.

The purchase of laptops/ipads to support children with home learning.

 

£1410

Children who wouldn’t normally have access to technology at home are able to access home learning.

The purchase of ten 4G dongles so that we can distribute them to children who don’t have internet access at home.

Autumn 2

£200

 

All children will have access to the internet so that they are able complete home learning if they are required to self isolate.

Supporting parents and carers

 

 

 

Parents have played a key role in supporting children to learn at home and it is essential that schools and families continue to work together as pupils return to school. Providing additional books and educational resources to families, with support and guidance, may also be helpful – for example, offering advice about effective strategies for reading with children.

To set up and distribute home learning packs to disadvantaged children to support home learning

Autumn 2

 

 

 

 

£1800

 

 

All children will have access to resources (such as pens, paper, glue sticks etc) so they can complete home work tasks and home learning if required.

To set up and distribute sports equipment packs to disadvantaged children to support physical education and healthy living at home.

Autumn 2

 

£100

Disadvantaged children will have access to a variety of activities and equipment to support an active lifestyle.   Disadvantaged children will lead a more active lifestyle.

To set up and roll out the use of Oxford Owl home reading logins for all children in foundation stage and key stage one.

 

Autumn 2

 

Free resource

 

Children will have access to additional online reading books at home that are linked to the RWI programme.  Children will make good progress in reading and phonics.

To purchase and implement Doodle Maths, Spelling and English across the school.

Autumn 2

£3590

Children will access additional learning at home.  Increased enjoyment for children in home learning. Children will make good progress in key areas of learning and practise identified target skills.

The purchase of Read Write Inc. Book Bag Books (fiction and non-fiction) that match the children’s phonics knowledge to support reading at home.

 

Spring

£2655

Children will take home reading books that match their phonic knowledge as well as their chosen book banded book.   We expect to close any gaps in phonics that may have occurred during the lockdown period.  Children will make good progress in reading and phonics.

To purchase and implement Bug Club across the school.

Autumn 2

£2995

Children will access additional learning at home.  Increased enjoyment for children in home learning. Children will make good progress in reading.