Primary Catch Up Grant Plan

St Swithun’s Primary School – Primary Catch-up Grant Plan

Grant Allocation – £25,200

Overall target – to ensure 75% of pupils are on track in July 2021 in reading, writing and mathematics

Priorities:

  1. Gaps in pupils’ phonic knowledge – poor phonic knowledge and poor reading skills have the greatest impact across all aspects of the curriculum
  2. Low reading ability and a lack of understanding / comprehending texts
  3. Basic punctuation and grammar including spelling and phonics
  4. Basic number recognition, counting skills & knowledge of times tables facts
  5. Quality of access to home learning should pupils have to self-isolate
  6. Readiness to learn – some individual pupils have been adversely affected by the pandemic for a variety of reasons and need social, emotional and mental health support to better access the curriculum

Whole School Strategies

Actions

  • DHT/EYFS lead to ensure phonics is being delivered effectively through supporting KS1 and LKS2
  • Year 6 and Year 2 staff attend LA training for Reading, Writing and Maths and moderation
  • Reciprocal reading is used as the main vehicle for delivery in LKS2 and intervention in UKS2
  • PDMs focus on ensuring continuous assessment of children’s progress is moderated and informs planning on a weekly basis
  • English & Maths leaders support teachers with planning and assessment, as required, with a focus on our NQT and teachers new to the school/phase
  • SEND resources are available to ensure all pupils are supported to access the curriculum; e.g. Nessie licenses
  • Wider curriculum long term plan adjusted acknowledging gaps from content not taught in 2019-20

Intended impact

  • Teachers’ subject knowledge and skills in delivering phonics enable teaching to be consistently good and focused on pupils’ gaps in knowledge
  • Phase teachers know pupils’ gaps in reading, writing and maths and the curriculum planning addresses the gaps
  • Improving the children’s ability to read will enable pupils to access more of the curriculum independently.
  • A wider curriculum is adjusted to ensure content not taught in 2019-20 is accommodated in the planning
  • All teachers are confident in delivering curriculum and feel well-supported

Cost

Cover for lead teachers
£2,000

SEN resources
£2,000

Actions

  • The assessment information is used to plan well-targeted, short term reading, writing and maths interventions

Intended impact

  • Targeted pupils catch up with expected standards

Cost

See targeted strategies

Actions

  • Ensure all staff are reminded of safeguarding responsibilities and possible issues related to Covid 10.
  • Ensure pupils know how to keep themselves safe, particularly on-line when self-isolating
  • Provide SEMH support through our ELSA or other relevant staff or agencies
  • Remind all staff of the importance of our growth mindset work for all pupils (and staff)

Intended impact

  • Staff, pupils and parents are all well supported
  • Pupils know and understand how to keep themselves safe at school and online
  • Staff, pupils and parents who need additional emotional support are given the help and guidance they need to remain emotionally healthy
  • Staff and pupils build resilience and develop a positive mindset

Cost

HLTA cover to give ELSA more non-class based time
£1,200

Actions

  • Effective remote learning is available to all pupils through MS Teams – training for staff and pupils and information for families

Intended impact

  • Parents know how to access well-planned home learning during any school closure for phase bubbles or self-isolating individual pupils ensuring pupils do not fall further behind and keep up with their current learning

Actions

  • Ensure that parents are regularly informed of any changes in the school routine and other implications from national and local Covid restrictions
  • Carry out an ICT survey to ensure all families can access home learning
  • Provide devices for families, as required

Intended impact

  • Parents are kept up to date with current information relating to a wide range of topics
  • Parents are enabled to support their child’s learning at home
  • Parents support the school in keeping safe within the school grounds
  • Devices and Wi-Fi is provided for families who need the resources when their children are learning from home

Cost

IT support to set up new devices
£5000

Actions

  • Source food parcels for the most vulnerable families

Intended impact

  • Pupils’ basic needs met which will be met in supporting families during pandemics and in particular during lockdown or isolation

Actions

  • Continue to provide before and after school care for families

Intended impact

  • Continue to run Sunlight and Twilight, despite making a small loss, using furlough schemes where possible

Cost

£500

Total Cost – whole school strategies

£10,700

Targeted Strategies

UPPER KEY STAGE 2

Actions

  • Small group booster to take place in Years 5 and 6 for reading, writing and maths – autumn 2 and spring terms
  • Pompey Pirates initiative – reading and writing focused support for 15 pupils for autumn, spring and summer terms

Intended impact

  • Pupils have the opportunity to practice, overlearn and catch up on missed/forgotten learning
  • Pupils make rapid progress evident in test scores and pupils’ books

Cost

  • £3,460
  • £4,500

LOWER KEY STAGE 2

Actions

  • Employment of job share partner to provide focused, flexible catch up focused on identified pupil need for whole year

Intended impact

  • Identified pupils make rapid progress evident in test scores and pupils’ books

Cost

  • £3100

KEY STAGE 1

Actions

  • Additional teacher to cover phonics lead to advise phonics strategies
  • 2 (1 x Y1 and 1 x Y2) children targeted through FFT Reading Recovery
  • Catch up groups for Year 1 reading focussing on phonics, blending, decoding etc.

Intended impact

  • Gaps in pupils’ phonic knowledge addressed
  • Targeted pupils show excellent progress in reading level
  • Have a secure knowledge of their phases and apply it in their independent reading and writing

Cost

  • £440
  • £500
  • £2,500

Total Cost – targeted strategies

£14,500

Total Cost – whole school strategies

£10,700

Total Cost

£25,200