COVID-19 Catch Up Plan
The initial autumn term fund will be allocated to:
-Outreach, specifically for students receiving Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP) and those shielding
-Structural changes to school to meet AGP need
-Training and resources regarding AGP need
-General PPE resources which have enabled access to education for all students.
Catch up and recovery
The following charts show Castle Hill Level achievement for each key stage at the beginning of the autumn term and at the end of the summer term for English and Maths.
They also provide a comparator of achievement from last year (2019). Both charts show progress in the COVID year has decreased.
Additionally, we can see the impact of the school closure is less evident in English, than in Maths. In general, there is more positive change in English (green) in the 2020 column than in Maths over the year.
Our new Numeracy and Literacy pathways have been launched recently and our focus for lesson observations in the autumn term is ‘The Application of the Literacy Pathway’, next term it will be ‘The Application of the Numeracy Pathway’.
This process will help us quality assure and monitor progress and catch up in these areas.
Case studies will further help us understand if interventions are needed and where they should be applied.
In conclusion, the Spring and Summer catch up funding will be spent on intervention and catch up sessions related to outcomes. Assessment of success will be evidenced in our final assessment report for 2020-21 and in further case studies
Covid-19 Catch-up Journey
The Covid-19 Pandemic had an impact on pupil progress, most notably in the Summer term 2020, during which fewer pupils achieved their end of year targets compared to 2019 and 2021 (see image 1). Discussions with SLT in Pupil Progress Interviews highlighted common issues, such as parental capacity to deliver home-learning activities, as well as pupil-specific issues, such as health or attendance, in addition to teacher ability to accurately assess pupils, many of whom did not return to school in the Summer term 2020.
A shortfall in progress can be seen when Summer 2020 progress is compared to Summer 2019 (see image 2). It can also be seen that progress has returned to expected levels in Summer 2021, which is evidence of the effectiveness of the Covid-19 Catch-up strategy (see Appendix 2, Example Covid-19 Catch-up Case Study).
Further evidence of Covid-19 Catch Up can be found in the Autumn 2020 Assessment Report, which shows that the Baseline data for Autumn 2020, was comparable to Autumn 2019 (pre-Pandemic) (see Image 3).
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Recovery Celebration video