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The William Allitt School

The William Allitt School

Learning Without Limits

COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium

The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up on missed education during the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools have the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances. 

Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. The link to this can be found here.

 

Allocation

School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years Reception through to Y11.

The William Allitt School received £28,500 in April 2020 and £20,300 in April 2021; at total of £48,800

Utilisation

  • PASS survey
  • Additional IT and laptop training for students to maximise our laptop scheme’s effectiveness during remote learning periods
  • Purchase of GL Progress Tests to identify gaps in learning and to provide a benchmark for KS3 pupils – July 2021 and September 2021
  • KS3 pupil and parent sessions with Elevate Education which focused on study skills and developing long term memory – September 2021
  • Staffing costs to provide an English and Maths tutoring programme starting autumn term 2021
  • Purchase of Times Table Rock Stars, Hegarty Maths, GCSEPod and Lexia – September 2021

Measuring Impact

The impact of our Covid-19 Catch-Up interventions will be measured by:

  • Monitoring pupil attendance and reasons for absence
  • Monitoring pupil attitudes to learning through VESPA surveys
  • Evaluation sheets from Evaluate Education sessions
  • Monitoring usage statistics of above software packages
  • Monitoring KS3 pupil progress against expected curriculum end-points
  • Monitoring KS4 pupil progress against FFT20 targets
  • Y11 examination results summer 2022