Covid 19 Catch Up Premium Expenditure Plan 2021/22

Contextual Information

School name

Peninsula East Primary Academy

Number of pupils in school

220

Total Amount of Catch Up premium received

£8120

Statement Authorised by

Lorna Rimmer

Teaching Priorities

Barriers to learning

  • Gaps in curriculum coverage – particularly around writing
  • Speech and Language linked to understanding
  • Blended learning approach in the use of IT
  • Well-being in order for the children being ready to learn

Actions & year group

Intended Impact

Regular leadership time and CPD for middle leaders – All year groups

Middle leaders to have a clear overview of their curriculum subject and any gaps in order to support teachers in planning their lessons and catch up interventions as well as relevant CPD.

Ensure that all staff are confident in using all areas of Google to be able to support the children, through regular staff CPD – All year groups

All staff, including support staff, will have a better understanding and increased confidence in supporting children in using all aspects of Google and therefore, will be more confident with our blended learning strategy.

Ensure that pupil well-being is supported by staff and parents to ensure successful behaviour for learning habits – All year groups

Children will be able to talk about and reflect on their well-being and will be able to meet regularly and feedback on what can be improved on in school to help with their well-being.

To aid children who have developed huge anxieties through Covid and develop confidence in self-ability – All year groups

  • Drawing and talking therapy – enable TAs to deliver this to targeted children.
  • Develop staff in trauma training to help them to be able to support those children that need it
  • Staff to support children in lunch time clubs around well-being and anxieties and to support SEND children.

The projected expenditure is £3234 for ‘Teaching Priorities’.

Targeted Academic Support

Barriers to learning

  • Speech and Language has been identified as a huge barrier to learning for a significant amount of pupils in EYFS and KS1
  • Gaps in learning have been identified through Baseline assessments and teacher assessment
  • Ensure that our SEND children have the relevant support in place to make progress

Actions & year group

Intended Impact

Weekly targeted interventions with members of SLT and outside tutor – Years 5 & 6

Middle leaders to have a clear overview of their curriculum subject and any gaps in order to support teachers in planning their lessons and catch up interventions as well as relevant CPD.

Weekly targeted interventions with teachers and TAs – Years 1 & 2

All staff, including support staff, will have a better understanding and increased confidence in supporting children in using all aspects of Google and therefore, will be more confident with our blended learning strategy.

Provide an enriching outdoor environment to further support the learning and to help fill identified gaps – Year 1

Children will be able to talk about and reflect on their well-being and will be able to meet regularly and feedback on what can be improved on in school to help with their well-being.

Teaching assistants to provide targeted and impactful intervention, including pre and post teaching – All year groups

  • Drawing and talking therapy – enable TAs to deliver this to targeted children.
  • Develop staff in trauma training to help them to be able to support those children that need it
  • Staff to support children in lunch time clubs around well-being and anxieties and to support SEND children.

The projected expenditure is £3000 for ‘Teaching Priorities’.

Wider Strategies

Barriers to learning

  • Maintain and support parental engagement
  • Emotional well-being and healthy minds and lifestyle
  • High attendance % for all children as a priority
  • Ensure an enriched curriculum with community projects and visits (after this not being able to happen in lockdowns)

Actions & year group

Intended Impact

Develop links with local community places and events and ensure that our children take part in regular visits outside of school – All year groups

Increase pupil engagement in learning, develop knowledge and skills as well as developing their knowledge of the world and beyond the Medway towns.

Develop more events for parents to attend, such as open days to see children’s learning and workshops led by middle leaders – All year groups

  • Parents feel more immersed in the school community and are able to support their children in their learning. 
  • Workshops will up-skill parents so that they are also able to support their children with their learning. 
  • Introduce a parent website linked specifically to what the children are learning in school

Purchase further rewards to promote high levels of pupil attendance, embedding knowledge of attendance systems with staff and parents – All year groups

Attendance will be at least 96% across the schools and persiant absences will be below national average.

Some of the school co-curricular clubs will be designed to focus upon the importance of healthy lifestyles – All year groups

Children will have a better understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to achieve it. 

As well as running a school council group for children to be part of, run a well-being group that meets with children at least termly – All year groups

Children will be able to talk about and reflect on their well-being and will be able to meet regularly and feedback on what can be improved on in school to help with their well-being.

The projected expenditure is £1886 for ‘Wider Strategies’.