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Catch-up Plan 2020-21

Please see below the Catch-up funding evaluation report:

Catch-up Funding 2020-2021

Winterbourne Academy is committed to catching up learning for all students, particularly focusing on those subjects and Individuals most impacted by the lockdown.  This includes the EEF identified areas of: teaching and whole school strategies, targeted support and wider strategies:

1.   Teaching strategies

a) CPD focus on teaching strategies in Covid constrained classrooms

b) Focus on developing strong blended learning offer

c) Assessment approach which identifies needs and learning gaps

d) Flexible approach to curriculum to ensure essential knowledge identified and covered

e) Transition support for new Yr 7

f) Literacy and sustained engagement in text for all students to empower for progression across the curriculum

2.  Targeted support

a) For students and subjects with upcoming public external examinations where course content has not been delivered in face to face teaching and this is likely to impact on results and future progression (Year 11)

b) For students entering Year 7 who have not been made fully secondary ready and need to catch up on key literacy and numeracy skills

c) For students in Year 8 who did not fully benefit from literacy and numeracy catch up in Year 7 due to lockdown and where this is preventing them from accessing the full curriculum.

d) For vulnerable students from Yr 7-10, including disadvantages and those in danger of PEX

e) Flexible approach to staffing, including additional posts, responsibilities, cover and additional hours to enable targeted support

3.  Wider Strategies

a) Mental and physical health of all students in the light of extended lockdown and school return

b) Clear and regular communication with parents

 

Total allocation for catch-up spending for the Academic Year 2020-21

£114,160 for years 7-11

Where costs are met from alternative budgets, this is shown as a nil spend for this document.

Focus

Actions

Cost from Catch-up funding

Monitoring and Impact

1a. QA and CPD focus on teaching strategies in Covid constrained classrooms

QA cycle begins with early focus on T&L in new classroom arrangements.  Feedback loop embedded for staff

Nil

In place

Ongoing T&L CPD, including inset day, focusing on key identified strategies for working in new classroom arrangements

Nil

Ongoing

1b.  Focus on developing strong           blended learning offer

Create, agree and share remote learning policy and procedure

Nil

In place – also developing 

Investigate and embed improved/new online learning platform eg: TEAMS/ google

Nil

In part – some barriers

Ensure all students without online access have appropriate remote learning provision,

providing enabling IT where possible

£5000

In part (yr 11).

1c. Assessment approach which identifies needs and learning gaps

Introduce GL standardised assessments for skills, reading and core subjects for term 1 Yr 7

Nil

In place

Prioritise use of in class assessment strategies such as revisit tasks and retrieval quizzes to identify needs quickly

Nil

In place

Prioritise high quality questioning, modelling and feedback in T&L approaches

Nil

In place – esp for questioning

1d. Flexible approach to curriculum to ensure essential knowledge identified and covered

Subjects to consider and implement any adjustments to long term plans where needed to ensure essential knowledge missed is covered during 20-21

Nil

In place – mixed success

Normal timetable to continue with subject curriculum coverage – including rotated use of specialist rooms

Nil

In place

Drop down days to focus on key gap catch up with staffing or resourcing eg: cw or revision of lost topics

£3000

In place

Tutor time extended to provide bespoke catch up opportunities for each year group

Nil

In place

1e. Transition support for new Yr 7

Summer school, including invitations and funding for the most vulnerable

£1000

Took place – strong positive feedback from stakeholders

Transition project spanning Year 6 lockdown and term 1 Yr 7 for all students

Nil

Took place – positive feedback – elements to improve – see evaluation

1f. Literacy and sustained engagement in text for all students to empower for progression across the curriculum

Shared reading programme introduced for Years 7-9 for tutor time

£2000

In place

Cross curricular focus on vocabulary building

Nil

Ongoing – big improvements made but more to do

Introduction of Oracy 21

Nil

Training started for key staff

Introduction of Accelerated Reader in KS3 English

Nil

Purchased and training for key staff has happened.

Reading passports for all students

£2500

In place

2a. students and subjects with upcoming public external examinations (Yr 11)

Provision of maths and science intervention during 35 minute tutor time. (equivalent of at least 30 of these slots a week)

£17,360

In place

Provision of additional 5 groups in “Flex” lesson – focus on small group English catch-up for targeted students. (0.1 days a week equivalent)

£4,960

In place

Additional maths, English and science groups for smaller focused learning and improved detailed feedback

Nil  

In place

One to one mentoring/support for most vulnerable students by teaching staff (one session per week during tutor time)

Nil (see above)

In place

“Catch-up camp” provision as planned by AHT KS4

£5000

To be confirmed and decided

2b. Students entering Year 7 who are not secondary ready

 

Two days a week English intervention from primary practitioner for targeted students in small groups or one to one

£20,064

In place

8 periods a fortnight plus a tutor time for one to one/small group maths by a KS3 maths teacher 0.2 of a teacher)

£9,920

In place

Additional groups in English and maths in Year 7 for ongoing support of students who are most behind national expectations.  This is new for 20-21

£10,000

In place

Tutor time support from Post 16 mentors

Nil

Now starting

2c. Students in Year 8 who did not fully benefit from literacy and numeracy catch up in Year 7

Additional groups in English and maths in Year 8 for ongoing support of students who are most behind national expectations.  This is new for 20-21

£10,000

In place

Tutor time support from Post 16 mentors

Nil

Now starting

2d. Vulnerable students from Yr 7-10, including disadvantaged and those in danger of PEX  

Tutor time support from Post 16 mentors

Nil

In place

One to one tutoring using national tutoring scheme for identified students, especially in years 9 and 10.

£3000

To be organised

Additional groups in English and maths in Year 10 for ongoing improved support of students. This is new for 20-21

£10,000

In place

2e. Flexible approach to staffing, including additional posts, responsibilities, cover and additional hours to enable targeted support

Staffing to be created according to need following analysis of progress, if required

£5000

Ongoing

3a. Mental and physical health of all students in the light of extended lockdown and school return

Fogger for cleaning PE changing rooms between use to allow for access to active PE curriculum for all.

£500

Purchased and being used – PE lessons now happening for all at least once a week.

Accessible and separate lunch time spaces and supervision for all students, including adequate food provision

£5000

In place

3b. Clear and regular communication with parents

Increased regular newsletters and updates

Nil

In place

New Covid area on website

Nil

In place

Increased and remote Parent Forums to discuss home learning arrangements

Nil

In place and ongoing

Parental surveys

Nil

Ongoing

New parents evening remote booking system

£500

Purchased – needs to be launched with parents

New webinar system for large parent events

£200

In place