COVID-19 Catch-up premium

Ladybridge Primary School Covid Catch Up Premium Information


Please see the Pupil Premium strategy plan for 2021-22 for detailed spending information for 2021-22

In 2020 school received £5180 in Covid catch up premium funds

In 2021 school received £7260 in Covid catch up premium funds

At Ladybridge the covid catch-up premium has been used to target specifically vulnerable groups of pupils who have been affected by the pandemic.  (Please also see Pupil Premium Plan). We have seen many of our cohorts of children affected in a variety of ways and the Interventions to support the children have had to respond to the needs of the children.  Our Interventions have been carried out by qualified teachers, a qualified Nursery Nurse and qualified HLTAs or TAs.  We have used existing staff and paid overtime as needed.

Strategies employed to narrow learning gaps:

EYFS Training time for staff for the NELI Intervention (Communication and Interaction intervention), followed by sessions for groups of children

Year 1 Phonic catch up small group and individual 1-1 sessions. Mathematics early number small groups and individual 1-1 sessions

Year 2 Reading gaps, and or phonic gaps small group and individual 1-1 sessions. Mathematics specific gaps for individual and small groups of children

Year 3 Leicester Inference (Reading Intervention), specific mathematical gaps bespoke Intervention

Year 4 Leicester Inference (Reading Intervention), multiplication tables Intervention and specific mathematical gaps bespoke Intervention

Year 5 Leicester Inference (Reading Intervention), specific mathematical gaps bespoke Intervention

Year 6 Preparation for year 7 - internet safety, personal safety, Real Love Rocks. Gaps in English reading/writing/spelling/GAPS.  Mathematics Interventions, bespoke based on assessments.

Resource Class Individual plans for each child devised in house and by a range of professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists etc.

Pastoral Support Family support has been provided on a needs led basis.  Clothing, food, housing support etc. as needed. 

  • Support from professionals such as the School Nurse and School Age + workers are co-ordinated through a half termly TAS meeting in school by the Pastoral Manager Miss Ratcliffe.
  • Miss Ratcliffe has also provided 1-1 family support remote sessions and in school sessions with whole or part of families
  • Chrome books have been loaned to families that need support with technology
  • Books, paper, pens etc are given as needed for families
  • Supported visits to secondary schools and other settings: individual support for vulnerable year 6s around transition and personal handovers of information to other settings.

We were confidently able to report to the Governing Body that in all year groups there were children who had made more than 1 year’s progress in reading writing and mathematics.  Assessment data shows that whilst there are children who are not at Age Related Expectations, all the children who have had Interventions have made good or better than good progress. In terms of Pastoral Support; we are very proud to report that behaviour is good in school and there has not been any fixed term or permanent exclusions since November 2018.

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