Catch Up Premium Strategy

Moss Park Junior School COVID catch-up premium 2021 - 2022

(pre amalgamation in April 2023 between Moss Park Infant School and Moss Park Junior School)


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The budget straddles two financial years but this plan is for the academic year 2021 - 2022



Our Catch-up Priorities (Intent)

  • To close gaps in learning in the core subjects of Reading ,Writing and Maths (all pupils)
  • To support the learning of pupils who have been disproportionately disadvantaged by school closures (targeted pupils)
  • To ensure that by the time our pupils leave Year 6 they have experienced full coverage of the national curriculum in all subjects
  • To ensure that all pupils access high quality physical play and exercise during and after school closures
  • To enhance our skills in identifying and support pupils struggling with their social, emotional and mental health

Our Strategies (Implementation)

  • Use the gaps analysis from spring 2020 TT to inform initial autumn priorities for whole classes
  • Appointed a qualified teacher (0.4 FTE) to work with targeted groups of children in Year 6 in English and Maths 
  • Expanded the 3rd Space Maths 1-1 tutoring via the National Tutoring Programme from 10 pupils to 40 pupils
  • Use adapted schemes of work to build in Recap and Review and any missed units of teaching
  • After consultation with parents, use additional lesson time in the autumn term for English and Maths (cross curricular application and topics not covered in summer term 2020)
  • Conduct standardised and diagnostic assessments identify whole class, group and individual needs as we move through the year group curricula
  • Block the curriculum to ensure retrieval and retention (eg in Humanities and the Arts)
  • Focus on Reading across the curriculum with emphasis on Tier 1/2/3 vocabulary
  • Training on Reading, vocabulary, the effective Writing cycle and Writing for a purpose
  • Further training on effective instruction techniques 
  • Change planning across the curriculum to tie in with the ‘Principles of Effective Instruction’ and ‘Teach Like a Champion’ 
  • Secure extra hours for our pastoral partners (Educational Psychologist & Longford Park) to work with more children, support & train staff 
  • Enhance our PE and games provision within school and create more opportunities for group and teamwork in the 2021 – 2022 calendar
  • Increase the numbers of pupils attending after school PE and Games clubs in the summer term 2021

      The Aim of our Catch Up Strategy (Impact)

  • Gaps Analysis (from Target Tracker data) is used throughout the year to inform new teaching priorities or to consolidate previous learning in Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Using the spring 2020 data as a baseline, pupils’ attainment in Y4/5/6 stays on track (i.e. a child who was on track for Greater Depth in Reading, Writing and Maths in March 2020 will still be on track at the end of the academic year 2021)
  • Individual pupils in Y4/5/6 identified  to receive targeted support make accelerated progress by the end of 2021 academic year
  • By the end of the 2020 – 2021 academic year, most (80%+) pupils in Y4/5/6 will have met or exceeded their targets in Reading, Writing and Maths; this rises to virtually all (95%) by 2022
  • By the end of the 2020 - 2021 academic year, the large majority (65% ) will be on track to achieve at least the standards indicated by their Early Learning Goal scores
  • By the time our Year 3 pupils enter Y5 (upper key stage 2), virtually all will be on track to achieve at least the standards indicated by their ELG scores
  • Training for all staff and additional external support is in place to support pupils’ mental health and wellbeing and there are examples of the positive impact on individual targeted pupils
  • Most pupils attend their year group after school PE/games club in the summer term 2021 and all pupils spend more 2 hours per week on physical play and PE/games within the school day
  • Wellbeing Survey is used to inform school action and any action taken has a positive impact on pupils’ wellbeing (follow up survey in 12 mths)