Ripon Rd, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ
In June, the Government announced a £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. Further guidance has now been released and can be viewed at www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-catch-up-premium. This means The Leys Primary School was in receipt of £33,250 in 2020-21 to help support our pupils.
The recovery premium funding allocation this academic year (2021-22) is approximately £17,255 and 12,960 (provisional) for School-led Tutoring for the Autumn term which is used to support our pupils. Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy for more information on how this is being spent.
Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. To support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published a support guide for schools with evidence-based approaches to catch up for all pupils. We have considered this when planning our approach for the use of this funding.
Barriers to getting pupils back on track:
Loss of learning due to school closure
Pupil attitudes to learning and resilience and stamina to access learning for longer periods of time
Changes in behaviour, including anxiety, self-esteem and self confidence
Pupils not being able to make links to previous learning
Phonics knowledge and application for pupils in EYFS and KS1
Foundations of learning in Early Years
At The Leys Primary School, this money will be used in order to provide:
Curriculum resources and materials that support “catch up” and the mental health of all pupils.
Additional support staff to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.
The impact of the expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils at The Leys Primary School will be assessed using:
Ongoing teacher assessment and assessment for learning
Assessment tools built into online interventions.
Please see out Covid Catch-Up Overview Document: