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COVID Catch Up Premium

COVID Catch Up Premium


This premium is in addition to the school budget and will cover the 20/21 academic year.  The money will be allocated to school over the year, but can be spent immediately to support children to 'catch up' for lost learning during the first national lockdown.


We expect to receive around £24 000.00


How this money will be spent


The money will be spent in a number of ways. These are:-

Initial tests in reading, maths and grammar, spelling and punctuation to provide a baseline of need;


Purchase of 100 licences  for Dynamo maths - a maths intervention program;


Purchase of 100 licences for Nessy - a literacy intervention package;


Purchase of additional licences if required in either program;


Increasing support staff who will work with identified children in class on the above programs and other interventions;


Other incidental resources;


Purchase of end of year assessments in reading, maths and grammar, spelling and punctuation.


How will we assess the impact on learning?


The assessment packages will provide a start and end position for each of the children using either intervention package.  Progress will be measured against their age standardised score as well as against their 'curriculum age'. We would expect to see more than normal progress.


The assessment packages will also show how each child from Y1 to Y6 has progressed over the year, using the same criteria.


​​​​​​​All teachers will be assessing the children each half term against yearly expectations, with reference to previous learning where appropriate.  This will also be reviewed by the senior team each half term with appropriate development implemented.


National tests, if they occur, will be used to determine the success  of the class, groups and individuals against previous expectations, previous school success and local and national scores.