Charlton CE Primary School
Covid-19 ‘Catch-Up’ Plan
The government have provided schools with additional funding [Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch up premium] for this academic year.
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the way they think is best for their cohorts and circumstances. The EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) has produced a support guide for schools with evidenced-based approaches to catch up for all pupils.
Our main aims are:
- To close gaps in learning so that children are back on track
- To achieve outcomes at the end of 2020-2021 for each cohort are in line with, or above, prior attainment before lockdown
- To reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
- To support children with mental health needs
- To provide welfare and well-being support
Strategies for all children
- PiXL assessments will be used to provide a gap analysis (Yr 2 – Yr 6). This will be used to inform teachers’ planning
- Quality first teaching
- Use of curriculum resources and materials that support ‘catch up’ and mental health of pupils
- An emphasis on reading through all curriculum areas
- A focus on the consolidation of basic skills- including through foundation subjects
- A weekly 'catch-up' afternoon to focus on gaps in learning in reading, writing, phonics and maths. (To ensure a broad and balanced curriculum, a different foundation subject will be missed each week with some areas being taught as blocked days rather than weekly lessons).
- PSHE lessons in the Autumn term will focus on well-being; dependent on the needs of the class
Targeted Academic Support
- Pupil Progress Meetings are held termly with the class teacher, SENCO and Headteacher. In-class focus groups and targeted interventions will be planned for some children and detailed on the class Provision Map.
- After school booster sessions led by the class teacher or TA. Children will be invited to attend these after school sessions depending on the focus and the teacher’s assessment.
- In-class focus groups.
- Targeted in-school interventions
- Additional teacher in Yr 1 for one day a week
- Nuffield Early Language Intervention for identified Reception children (Spring and Summer terms)
- Remote support from outside agencies
- Play therapy
- Lego therapy
- Ongoing CPD for staff
- Increased dedicated FLO (Family Liaison Officer) time
- Safeguarding - increase number of trained DSLs
- Additional food parcels outside of FSM entitlement
- Move to Office 365 Education digital learning platform
- Collaboration with other schools