King James' School

Covid Catch Up Premium

King James´s School Catch-up Premium Plan: Key Stage 3 and 4 

COVID-19 catch-up premium spending: summary 

 

Summary Information

Expected allocation Sep 20- Aug 21

£101,500.00

Allocation at Feb 21

£25,500.00

Budget allocation at Feb 21

£59,908.56

 

The DfE has allocated £650 million nationally to schools to be spent on ensuring all students have access to catch-up and supporting schools to enable them to do so.

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.

 

Education is not optional

All pupils receive a high-quality education that promotes their development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The curriculum remains broad and ambitious

All pupils continue to be taught a wide range of subjects, maintaining their choices for further study and employment.

Remote education

DfE asks that schools meet the following key expectations:

  1. Teach an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects from the start of the autumn term, but make use of existing flexibilities to create time to cover the most important missed content...In particular, schools may consider how all subjects can contribute to the filling of gaps in core knowledge, for example through an emphasis on reading.
  2. Aim to return to the school’s normal curriculum in all subjects by summer term 2021.
  3. Plan on the basis of the educational needs of pupils. Curriculum planning should beinformed by an assessment of pupils’ starting points and addressing the gaps in their knowledge and skills.
  4. Develop remote education so that it is integrated into school curriculum planning.

 

Schools should set out how they will allocate the additional funding to support curriculum recovery this academic year. The EEF guidance suggests a 3-tiered* approach:

  1. Teaching
  • High-quality teaching for all
  • Effective diagnostic assessment
  • Supporting remote learning
  • Focusing on professional development

 

  1. Targeted academic support
  • High-quality one to one and small group tuition
  • Teaching Assistants and targeted support
  • Academic tutoring
  • Planning for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 

  1. Wider strategies
  • Supporting pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs
  • Planning carefully for adopting a Social and Emotional Learning curriculum
  • Communicating with and supporting parents
  • Supporting parents with pupils of different ages
  • Successful implementation in challenging times
  • Ofsted will conduct interim visits to schools between 28 September and December 2020 and will discuss with school leaders how they are ensuring that pupils resume learning the school’s curriculum, including contingency planning for the use of remote education and the use of catch-up funding.

 

The allocation of the catch-up funding at King James’s School will be done on an ongoing basis across the academic year as new needs are identified in a changing national landscape of fluctuating case rates, track and trace isolation events and periods of national lockdown/ school closures. The Catch-up premium coordinator will liaise with the Headteacher, Leadership Team, Heads of Department, Pastoral Leads and other relevant school staff to identify and provide for these needs as and when they arise.  As such, this document will be updated at periodic intervals. 

 

 

Issues identified from septemeber 2020 as potenial barriers to learning 

A

Gaps in curriculum as identified by Heads of Department

B

Literacy and numeracy skills

C

Readying the school for further home learning needs due to pupil self-isolation and/or further periods of school closure

D

Ensuring all students can access online learning

E

Ensuring Pupil Premium, SEND students and vulnerable learners are making social, emotional and academic progress

F

Understanding and delivering effective T&L both within COVID risk assessment for in-school learning and via online learning

G

Understanding the ability of the Year 7 cohort without SATs scores

H

Maintaining high attendance for all students

I

Supporting pupil wellbeing following periods of self-isolation and lockdown

 

 

Planned expenditure for curret academic year 

Actions

Year group

Intended Impact

Identified barriers covered

Staff lead

Cost

COVID ready project

All

To ensure pupils have access to bubble resources for practical subjects to enable effective lesson delivery within COVID risk assessment guidance.

F

JWA

£20000.00

Programme of after-school curriculum catch-up lessons in Autumn Term

11

To support pupils in Year 11 who have missed GCSE content due to experiencing long periods of self-isolation/ track and trace imposed isolation. To. Lose specific gaps in learning identified by curriculum leads across the range of subject areas.

A

HRA/ HoDs

£764.75

Purchase of visualisers for Geography, RS and Art departments

All

To support effective delivery of both online learning and in school lessons

A C F

PES/ EST/ MSL

£771.35

Purchase of HegartyMaths subscription

All

To effectively assess specific pupils gaps in learning in Mathematics and close these with relevant individual level tasks.

A C F

HRA

£1200.00

Delivery of CAT tests to Year 7 pupils

7

To identify the ability of all students in the Year 7 cohort, allowing effective support and intervention to those working at below Key Stage 2 expectation as required.

A B G

SGI

£6000.00

Purchase of Numeracy First Programme and associated staff training for delivery

7

To support identified SEND pupils with numeracy catch-up

A B E

AJO

£2266.00

Programme of English support to ensure students are GCSE ready

9

To support identified pupils with gaps in learning caused by school shutdown, to ensure pupils are academically supported to be ready to commence their GCSE English courses in September 2021

A B

MBO

£195.00

Purchase of MusicFirst software

All

To enable effective delivery of practical element of Music courses during periods of school shutdown and pupil self-isolation

A D F

RWO

£100.00

Purchase of, and distribution of, art resource packs

10 11

To enable pupils to have full access to a materials needed to complete their coursework during periods of school shutdown and self isolation.

A C D

MSL

£2000.00

Arch pastoral support

All

To further enhance our access to Arch pupil support in the Summer term to support pupils with wellbeing and social/ emotional needs as identified by pastoral teams.

H I

LBK/ Pastoral Teams

£5000.00

National tutoring programme sessions for Pupil Premium students

 

To provide 1:3 sessions in core subjects for identified Pupil Premium students

A E

HHA

£2700.00

Extended Accelerated Reader support for Pupil Premium students

8 9

To extend our usual Year 7 Accelerated Reader programme to support literacy skills in Y8 and 9

B E

HHA

£72.74

Professional development course for 2 x PE staff to support academic progress of more able learners

10 11

To support those aiming for the highest GCSE grades during periods of remote learning.

A

RBU

£458.00