Catch-Up Premium 2020-21

COVID-19 catch-up premium spending summary

Summary Information
Total number of pupils:122Amount of catch-up premium received per pupil:£240
Total catch-up premium budget:£29,280

Strategy statement

Students at Newhaven have often missed large chunks of schooling in non-pandemic times so the school approach to initial assessments and subsequent learning is geared up to facilitate catch up in learning.

The pandemic has extended the need for further interventions by increasing the amount of students’ not accessing learning and also reducing the quality of that access in the most case where students were reliant on remote learning.

The priority in the school remains to facilitate rapid advances in literacy and numeracy and relationship development to facilitate sound mental health. Engagement with learning remains at the core of this. Many of our students have lost the levels of engagement we had worked so hard to secure before the pandemic.

Our core approaches are:

  1. Increase literacy progress and engagement with learning through extended library lessons by funding 0.4 librarian time.
  2. Increase numeracy through the appointment of two specialist TAs- 1 from September and one from January to allow high quality targeted support.
  3. Fund departments to secure resources which will target re-engagement with learning and support with filling gaps in learning (such as revision guides).
  4. Fund individual tuition and support where needed for engagement with students and funding not available elsewhere.
  5. Two staff to be trained in mindfulness for children and course rolled out across the staff and students. This will complement existing mental health support through CP and multi-agency work by raising the baseline.

Barriers to future attainment

Academic barriers
ALow literacy levels (year 11 2019-20- 27% at chronological reading age) impacting on access to curriculum and motivation to engage with school.
BLow numeracy levels impacting on access to curriculum and motivation to engage with curriculum
CPoor mental health impacts on ability to engage with curriculum when in school and attendance at school.

Planned expenditure for current academic year

Action/BudgetIntended outcome and success criteriaEvidence and rationale?Monitoring?Staff leadReview dates?
Librarian extended from 0.6 to FT- Dec to July.

Increased engagement with library and library classes. Impact on reading ages.Low reading ages.Development cycle monitoringTPS/ JONApril/July 2021
Maths specialist TAs appointed across sites.

Increased progress for Maths exam cohorts esp in year 11 and KS5Low starting points.Development cycle monitoring through obs, book looks, progress checks.ASPApril/July 2021
Departmental resources for engagement and gap filling.

Impact on attendance and engagement at KS3; progress and outcomes at KS4 and 5Engagement levels after lockdown 1; reduced progress after lockdown 1.Spending through line management, engagement through obsJKY
Develop mindfulness programme

Improved mental health and attendance.Low engagement with remote learning, proportionIn place, student interviews, attendance impactDFRJuly 2021
Targetted tuition

Progress and outcomes for students not returning to school due to decline in mental health.Mental health baseline of students in school. Small cohort not returning after lockdown 1Academic outcomes; progression to other provisions- EET.JKYSept 2021
Total budgeted cost: £29,280