COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium Plan 2020-21

Issues identified from September 2020 as barriers to learning (e.g curriculum gaps/literacy/attendance/wellbeing)

  • Gaps in knowledge and curriculum coverage due to national lockdown
  • Missed learning caused by COVID-related pupil/teacher absence
  • Inability to hold face to face events such as parents evening therefore impacting parental engagement
  • Inability to hold key marketing events such as Year 6 open evening and Post 16 open event leading to concerns over recruitment numbers
  • Pupil wellbeing/mental health arising from prolonged lockdown, periods of isolation, family illness, adapting to blended learning etc
  • Effective teaching and learning strategies in lessons where social distancing is required and blended learning is also in place with some pupils in the classroom and others online
  • Concerning reading levels with pupils doing little at home and the school library unable to be accessed as in Post-16 bubble
  • Reduced pupil access to IAG and progress guidance caused by absence and inability to deliver large scale events such as talks and assemblies

Actions and which issues they address

Intended Impact

Cost

Chromebooks: 1,2,7

To provide devices to pupils in Years 7-11 (Year 11 and 7 prioritised initially) so they can access learning tasks remotely, participate in live lessons from home and catch up missed subject content more effectively by accessing resources via google classroom and access reading resources such as MyOn and accelerated reader.

£21,245

Allocation of Grant kept centrally

Covid Catch-Up Tutors x2 (Core subjects): 1,2,5 and 7

Two full time, FTC, tutors. One a specialist in Mathematics and Science the other English. To work with small groups of identified pupils to work on improving understanding of specific gaps in knowledge and skills

£21,028

Covid Recovery Curriculum: 1

Subject leaders addressing which areas of the curriculum are ‘vital’ in each year group for pupil progress and develop a plan to ensure that these are ring fenced and which could be placed on hold

£0

Summer School: 1, 5

Summer school delivered by school staff to support targeted pupils to acquire missed knowledge and close learning gaps

£4000

Holiday Intervention (October, February, Easter and May): 1, 5

As above but using school assessment GAP analysis to identify pupils

£0 (TOIL)

School assessment programme redesigned: 1, 5

Altered schedule to ensure as many pupils as possible can participate and GAPS identified with enough time to intervene effectively

£0

Staff CPD: 2, 6

CPD focused on blended learning approaches and use of strategies such as recall questioning and knowledge organisers that can be adapted for blended learning

£0

Google Educator Certification: 1, 6

To accelerate the ability and competence if staff to use remote and blended learning

£0 (supported by LAT)

Virtual Parents Evenings: 3

All parents evening to be held as planned but using google meet to allow parents and teachers to communicate face to face

£0

Pop up library: 7

A small ‘pop up’ library created in a satellite area able to be accessed by Year 7 and Year 8. Stocked with books that our librarian knows are popular so that pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 are able to continue borrowing physical books

£0

MyOn: 7

Investment in the online library ‘MyOn’ so that pupils are always able to access reading materials and can click directly to accelerated reader quizzes to allow staff to monitor reading progress and engagement

£0
Trust paid first year
Longfield will pay £2500 pa from Sep 2021

Additional safeguarding, CiC and vulnerable student support worker: 5

Additional team member to ensure that the pupils most impacted by the extended Covid crisis have access to both internal and external support

£9412

Remote Progression Interviews: 5,8

Every Year 11 pupil to have a remote interview (via google meet) with either their Head of College or Assistant Head of College to provide support and guidance with Post 16 steps whether that be internally to our Sixth Form or elsewhere

£0

Year 7 Virtual Open Event: 3, 4

Videos, drone footage and revamped online prospectus used to create a welcoming online open experience for Year 6 pupils and parents to encourage applications

£0 (utilising central LAT expertise)

Post 16 Lunch Time Open Event: 4, 8

Subjects divided into groups and allocated one lunchtime in a dedicated week to create a Post 16 open event experience in place of the normal open evening. Allows pupils to talk directly to staff about their subject and ask questions about the Level 3 courses.

£0

Post 16 Virtual Open Event: 3, 4, 8

Videos, drone footage and revamped online prospectus used to create a welcoming online open experience for Year 11 pupils and parents to encourage applications

£0 (utilising central LAT expertise)

Actions and which issues they address

Intended Impact

Cost

Chromebooks: 1,2,7 To provide devices to pupils in Years 7-11 (Year 11 and 7 prioritised initially) so they can access learning tasks remotely, participate in live lessons from home and catch up missed subject content more effectively by accessing resources via google classroom and access reading resources such as MyOn and accelerated reader. £21,245

 

Allocation of Grant kept centrally

Covid Catch-Up Tutors x2 (Core subjects): 1,2,5 and 7 Two full time, FTC, tutors. One a specialist in Mathematics and Science the other English. To work with small groups of identified pupils to work on improving understanding of specific gaps in knowledge and skills £21,028
Covid Recovery Curriculum: 1 Subject leaders addressing which areas of the curriculum are ‘vital’ in each year group for pupil progress and develop a plan to ensure that these are ring fenced and which could be placed on hold £0
Summer School: 1, 5 Summer school delivered by school staff to support targeted pupils to acquire missed knowledge and close learning gaps £4000
Holiday Intervention (October, February, Easter and May): 1, 5 As above but using school assessment GAP analysis to identify pupils £0 (TOIL)
School assessment programme redesigned: 1, 5 Altered schedule to ensure as many pupils as possible can participate and GAPS identified with enough time to intervene effectively £0
Staff CPD: 2, 6 CPD focused on blended learning approaches and use of strategies such as recall questioning and knowledge organisers that can be adapted for blended learning £0
Google Educator Certification: 1, 6 To accelerate the ability and competence if staff to use remote and blended learning £0 (supported by LAT)
Virtual Parents Evenings: 3 All parents evening to be held as planned but using google meet to allow parents and teachers to communicate face to face £0
Pop up library: 7 A small ‘pop up’ library created in a satellite area able to be accessed by Year 7 and Year 8. Stocked with books that our librarian knows are popular so that pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 are able to continue borrowing physical books £0
MyOn: 7 Investment in the online library ‘MyOn’ so that pupils are always able to access reading materials and can click directly to accelerated reader quizzes to allow staff to monitor reading progress and engagement £0

Trust paid first year

Longfield will pay £2500 pa from Sep 2021

Additional safeguarding, CiC and vulnerable student support worker: 5 Additional team member to ensure that the pupils most impacted by the extended Covid crisis have access to both internal and external support £9412
Remote Progression Interviews: 5,8 Every Year 11 pupil to have a remote interview (via google meet) with either their Head of College or Assistant Head of College to provide support and guidance with Post 16 steps whether that be internally to our Sixth Form or elsewhere £0
Year 7 Virtual Open Event: 3, 4 Videos, drone footage and revamped online prospectus used to create a welcoming online open experience for Year 6 pupils and parents to encourage applications £0 (utilising central LAT expertise)
Post 16 Lunch Time Open Event: 4, 8 Subjects divided into groups and allocated one lunchtime in a dedicated week to create a Post 16 open event experience in place of the normal open evening. Allows pupils to talk directly to staff about their subject and ask questions about the Level 3 courses. £0
Post 16 Virtual Open Event: 3, 4, 8 Videos, drone footage and revamped online prospectus used to create a welcoming online open experience for Year 11 pupils and parents to encourage applications £0 (utilising central LAT expertise)