Covid Catch Up Fund.
The Government introduced a Covid catch up fund for schools during Autumn 2020. More information can be found here: School have been allocated a fund of £10,480
To ensure the fund is used effectively, Stoneraise School has used the principles outlined by the Education Endowment Foundation, working on a tiered system of support.
Baseline measuring: Cost £1493
We assessed all children upon full return to school using a scaled score assessment and compared children against a large national sample. the aim was to ensure we had a robust measure of where children were nationally and we could compare where they were 12months ago and use this as a starting point to devise a plan of what was needed to accelerate levels of learning to what had been lost during the Government forced closure of school.
Online Learning Platforms: Cost £1539.50
School have used part of the fund to enable whole school learning to happen in Maths, Reading and Spelling, whilst in school and if school should need to close/partially close children can still access these resources.
Employ Classroom Teacher: Cost £7500
School have employed a part time teacher to work with targets groups of children for 2 full terms, focussing on core learning skills lost in maths and English during the national schools closure. Children selected we dependent on scaled scores comparisons with previous years.
School will re-assess all pupils at the end of the academic year and compare the scaled scores from Sept 2020 - July 2021. This will be used as a measure of how effective the expenditure was. At this point it is too early to give meaningful and valuable predictions on effectiveness.