Covid-19 Catch Up Premium

2020/2021

What is the ‘Catch-up premium’?

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 students who did not achieve at the expected score for reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

The Covid-19 Catch Up Premium is a source of funding from the government to support the missed learning of all students following the school closures.
A one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year was issued to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. Schools will be allocated £80 per student to enable schools to minimise the impact on education following the school closures.

Allocated funding

The Covid-19 Catch Up Premium funding we expect to receive is: £53,600.

Intended Spend 2020 – 2021

There are a number of interventions that we plan to implement using the funding given. The table below provides details of each intervention.

Intervention Cost Description and Proposed Measurable Impact
Tablets for EAL students 1400 Used to supplement learning for EAL students. Impact measured alongside TEFL impact.
Literacy coordinator 4783 To strategically lead catch-up literacy programme and to show rapid progress made by catch-up students
Numeracy Coordinator 4783 To strategically lead catch-up numeracy programme and to show rapid progress made by catch-up students
TEFL Coordinator 2500 Specific focus on catch-up of students for whom English is an additional language. Rigorous assessment to ensure students make rapid progress to move in-line with their peers.
Accelerated reader 4806 Online platform used in conjunction with literacy programme. Reading age improvement to show rapid progress
Revision guides 1500 Initially used for Geography, assessment for impact at AP2 to see rapid improvement
Curriculum resources 3029 Used to supplement learning, track and monitor of students with resources to measure for impact of accelerated progress.
CAT testing 3305 Used as baseline data of students in order to identify gaps in learning and ensure the provision of an effective a catch-up curriculum
GCSE Pod 2125 Online learning platform to supplement classroom learning. Data then used to identify gaps and ensure rapid progress
Hegarty Maths 1440 Online learning platform to supplement classroom learning. Data then used to identify gaps and ensure rapid progress
Tassomai License 1094 Online learning platform to supplement classroom learning. Data then used to identify gaps and ensure rapid progress within Science

Examples of how this funding has been used

MFL Masterclass

Rationale: to increase the opportunity for language selection at during Year 9 options process

Removal: Year 9 English (language most developed), Year 8 Maths (numeracy better developed in Year 9 but English given more emphasis for a language), Year 7 Science (to avoid English and Maths at such a key age)

MFL Masterclass
Subject Removed Year Group Band MFL Intervention
Science Year 7 X Thursday P3 – AFO
0015
Y Monday P1 – CSO
0015
Maths Year 8 X Wednesday P3 – AFO
1009
Y Wednesday P4 – CSO
1009
English Year 9 X Wednesday P1 – CSO
1095

Catch-Up Intervention

Rationale: to improve literacy skills for students in Years 7, 8 and 9

Removal: students to be taken out of MFL lessons. Students who require catch-up will not benefit from MFL lessons initially. Not necessarily to be a permanent intervention.

Catch-Up
Year X Band Y Band
7 Thursday Period 1

Staff Member

D. Ion
RE, Computer Science, MFL

Numeracy Catch Up

0046

Thursday P5

Staff Member
D. Ion
History, Music, MFL
Literacy Catch-Up

0046

Monday P2

Staff Member
A. Waller (Monday P2)
MFL, History, RE Numeracy Catch-Up

0046

Monday P3

Staff Member
M. Mann (Monday P3)
Drama, Computer Science, MFL
Literacy Catch-Up

0015

  X Band Y Band
8 Monday P1
Staff Member
F. Liburd
RE (2), MFL
Numeracy Catch Up
1043
Tuesday P2

Staff Member
C. Lockyer
MFL, Music (2)
Literacy Catch Up

1009

Friday P3
Staff Member
D. Ion
History, MFL, PSHE
Literacy Catch Up1009
Friday P4

Staff Member
D. Ion
Geography, Computer Science, MFL
Numeracy Catch-Up

1043

X Band Y Band
9 Wednesday P5

Staff Member
F. White
MFL, Computer Science, Music
Numeracy Catch Up

1095

 

Thursday P5

Staff Member
L. Webley
RE, Geography, MFL
Literacy Catch Up

1086

Thursday P2

Staff Member
R. Turvey
MFL, Geography Drama
Numeracy Catch Up

1095

Friday P5

Staff Member
R. Turvey
MFL(2), Drama
Literacy Catch Up

1086

Covid-19 Catch Up Premium (21.01.21)