Covid Catch-up Premium
Number of students in school
|Catch-up Premium allocation (No. of students times £80)||£64,560|
|Publish Date||November 2020|
|Next review date||January 2021|
The Department for Education (DfE) has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and supporting schools to enable them to do so. Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. For pupils with complex needs, schools should spend this funding on catch-up support to address their individual needs. There is also an allocation of £350 million for a National Tutoring Programme, intended to deliver proven and successful tuition to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. The DfE has also set out the following Curriculum Expectations, to ensure that all pupils – particularly disadvantaged, SEND and vulnerable pupils – are given the catch up support needed to make substantial progress by the end of the academic year.
|Priority area||Rationale||Action taken||Funding allocation||Assessment of impact||Review|
|Catch up for specific vulnerable current Year 11 students.||Students have missed vital learning of content and development of skills through the lockdown period. They are sitting GCSE exams in Summer 2021, and it is essential that they are given the opportunity to be taught the missed content and skills.||
In-school tutoring to be undertaken using HH staff who know the students and the needs of the exams. In the first instance, 15 sessions a week in a variety of subjects in small groups of no more than 5. These will run weekly for an initial period of 6 weeks.Areas of need identified through raising standards process and staff feedback.
|£4,000||Improvements assessed post -mocks 1 (December) and mocks 2 (March) to ensure that the required skills and knowledge are being developed effectively.||
|Intervention for Year 11 students.||The progress of Year 11 is a concern due to the missing of learning that occurred during the lockdown. There are a number of students who will need extra sessions to ensure they are fully prepared for their exams in Summer 2021.||Before school intervention sessions in every subject on a two week timetable. These sessions have been targeted according to student need, based on their end of year 10 data.||£0||Improvements assessed post mocks 1 (December) and mocks 2 (March) to ensure that the required skills and knowledge are being developed effectively.||December 2020|
|Online tutoring for Years 7-10||A number of students through the school did not engage fully with the online learning that occurred during lockdown. This has resulted in gaps widening in progress for all key groups (SEN, DAS, FSM).||Online tutoring set up using some HH staff and also externally sourced tutoring using the National Tutoring Programme.||£21,960||Improvements will be assessed using in school data collections, staff feedback and the school’s QA process to ensure there is value for the students in the sessions.||
N.B. Costs will rise through the year as impact of phase 1 interventions are assessed and phase 2 interventions (Feb/March) are implemented
Monitoring and review
- Termly data drops feeding into raising standards process to judge impact of interventions.
- Termly report to Local Governance Committee.
Dated drafted: Autumn 2020
Version: Autumn 2020
Approved: December 2020
Review date: January 2021