The government’s Catch-up Premium aims to support children to recover lost ground after school closure periods. In addition to carefully planned lessons in classrooms, and the focus on the learning and personal development of individuals through the work of teachers and LSAs, we have created a plan which ensures that the Premium money is used effectively. We anticipate receiving £33,600 to be spent in the academic year 2020-2021.
Aware of the extensive evidence supporting the impact of high quality one to one and small group tuition as a catch-up strategy, we have prioritised this for individuals and groups of pupils across the school, focusing on English and maths. All activities are being carefully managed and monitored, with pupil progress analysed as appropriate. Focused staff training to improve and extend educational provision and wellbeing support both now and in the future is a priority, as is the purchase of resources which will facilitate accelerated learning.
Finally, with a focus on motivating and re-engaging pupils, and continuing to foster a love of reading and literature, we plan to re-fresh our library and reading materials across the school and celebrate this with a Literacy Festival at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.