Catch-up funding planned expenditure
Amount of funding:
September 2020-March 2021 - £30,636 (spent £30,212,64 - carried forward £423.36)
April 2021-August 2021 - £50,242 (Allocated to COVID Catch Up/Recovery Cost Centre: £24,242, to Staffing: £26,000)
Following the 2020 lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have received additional funding to provide catch-up support. In order to utilise this funding the school have considered the research and advice put forward by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggesting the strategies which will have the biggest impact alongside our understanding of student need socially, emotionally and academically.
Department for Education Guidance
Teaching and whole-school strategies:
Supporting great teaching
‘Great teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for their pupils’
OUP Kerboodle programme and software for KS4 English, Science, Geography and History
GCSE Maths revision guides
GCSE RE revision guides
Maths XP Pens
Materials will help support teachers to bridge the gaps caused by the pandemic and prepare Year 11 thoroughly for their GCSE examinations.
Teaching and whole-school strategies:
Pupil assessment and feedback
‘Assessment can help teachers determine how to most effectively support their pupils. Every pupil will have been affected differently by Covid-19’
Setting aside time to enable teachers to assess pupils’ wellbeing and learning needs is likely to make it easier for teachers and other school staff to provide effective feedback
GL KS3 Assessment package
December 2020 Year 7 cohort completed tests in reasoning with words, reasoning with numbers, reasoning with shapes and designs and thinking with and mentally manipulating precise shapes
GL in 2021-22
Kenelm Youth Trust - member of leadership trained to become a mental health first aider
The CAT4 (cognitives abilities test)will guide our knowledge and understanding of students' abilities and academic potential (in year 7) This is especially important as students didn’t take their SAT exams in Year 6 and will help us identify specific target groups and those who need intervention.
Training enables an increase in the expertise of our staff body to deal with our provision and support for students with mental health and well being issues
One to one and small group tuition
‘There is extensive evidence supporting the impact of high-quality one to one and small group tuition as a catch up strategy’
PET-XI NTP Programme - targeted intervention for 12 students predicted grade 5 or above in English and grade 3 in Maths (January-March 2021)
Think for the Future - Mentoring
Pet-XI Maths Interventions for Year 11 pupils:
Through targeted intervention students increase their potential of achieving 5+ in English and Maths leading to wider post-16 opportunities
We have engaged with 'Think for the future' in order to secure data driven, effective mentoring for our most vulnerable pupils. We aim to better support and motivate pupils in danger of exclusion or simply leaving us without reaching their potential.
‘In order to support pupils who have fallen behind furthest, structured interventions, which may also be delivered one to one or in small groups, are likely to be necessary’
Lexia - package to build foundational reading skills through personalised learning
Birmingham Education Partnership(BEP) Coping with exam stress intervention for group of Year 11 students feeling anxious about GCSE examinations (September-December 2020)
Maths NQT appointment (from June 2021) - part of salary is funded from catch-up. To provide small group and one-to-one tuition for those behind in Maths.
(paid for from enrichment)
To bridge the gap in basic reading skills for students whose reading age has been identified as below a basic floor level.
To boost reading skills and address SEN-related reading deficits
Access to technology
‘Pupils' access to technology has been an important factor affecting the extent to which they can learn effectively at home. In particular, lack of access to technology has been a barrier for many disadvantaged children’
56 Chromebooks for students to access work from home and access their education remotely
80 chromebook licenses
3 sim cards
4G data top-up
Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities