Catch Up Premium and Assessment
Catch Up Premium
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education. Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those pupils hardest hit. The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up.
It is imperative that this money is used to support the children who are off track from reaching their potential. Using high impact intervention, assessment to find out what they need and achieving accelerated progress.
At Penpol we are using the money in the following way:
- Additional support in each year group to deliver focused interventions and catch up support.
- Additional teacher allocations to support in key year groups.
- Additional SENDCO allocation to provide added support for pupils on the SEND register.
We believe that using this money to boost support during the school day allows a more adaptive and fluid response to children’s developing needs.
To ensure maximum impact of this additional support we will make full use of our existing provision mapping processes alongside clear progress records from our catch-up team.
Weekly Phase leader meetings, inclusion meetings and phase meetings discuss progress for individual children and across a cohort.
As children return to school, it is essential that their learning is assessed and gaps identified to ensure their continued progress and attainment.
These gaps need to be addressed with quality first teaching followed, or preceded by, targeted support to give opportunities for coaching, small group teaching and therefore providing the best environment for success.
There are many ways to provide a true learning picture of each child and at Penpol we know how essential this is to progress, as well as creating a positive learning attitude for each child. Understanding how children learn and retain information, as well as providing support at the point of learning, means unlocking the curriculum for each and every child.