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At Chiltern Academy we are committed to ensuring that our pupils recover from the loss of in-school education this Summer. We are working hard to get pupils back on track and return to normal educational routines as quickly as possible. We understand that pupils have had their education disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak and we aim to provide additional support and targeted intervention to who need it most and summer learning catch up to all pupils.

Schools receive funding to support pupils to catch up on lost learning caused by the of loss of face to face teaching during the lockdown. At Chiltern academy we have considered the Department for Education guidance and EEF findings, which have been used to inform activities and strategies to catch pupils up.

Guidance reports considered

Recommendations from the reports

COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools- Education Endowment Foundation

Strategies that have been advised include:

 

Teaching and whole school strategies:

·      Supporting high quality teaching, including blended learning

·      High quality and robust pupil assessment and feedback

·      Bespoke transition support

 

Targeted approaches:

·      One to one and small group support and/or tutoring

·      Intervention programmes, including NTP

·      Extended school time or additional sessions

 

Wider strategies:

·      Supporting parents and carers

·      Increasing the access to technology

·      Community cohesion and targeted support

 

Identifying and addressing gaps in pupils’ understanding- DfE

Identifying gaps by:

·      Reviewing the curriculum sequence

·      Use of formative assessment and teacher judgements

·      Subject specific reviews of learning and curriculum progression

Guidance for full opening: schools- DfE

 

Section 3: Curriculum, behaviour and pastoral support

 

Having high expectations and working towards returning to the planned curriculum by Summer term 2021.

The funding allocation is calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each school with £80 for each pupil.

We are entitled to £55,200 of catch up funding this academic year 2020-21.

Spend (and committed spend) Academic Year 2020-21: Total: £94,668.75

 

Intervention

Description/ Desired Impact

Spend

Student Support Officer employed to provide 1:1 and small group pastoral intervention.

Support targeted pupils to return to normal educational routines following; bereavement, mental health concerns, social concerns and anxiety towards return to school.

Salary of SSO for contract term.

 

£6000

Separate group for medical or anxious pupils.

Small group of targeted pupils who have high risk medical conditions and/or are anxious about returning to mainstream school.

These pupils follow the curriculum in this bespoke ‘bubble’ and are taught by teaching staff and supported by teaching assistants to provide a wholesome education.

TA salary-

10 hours a week

 

£7042

Lexia

 

 

 

Accelerated Reader programme

 

Use of Lexia programme to improve pupils’ reading comprehension, spelling and English skills.

 

Online quizzing to measure, track and support the improvement in reading ages.

Cost of programme for targeted pupils:

£1,418.06

 

£5,210

 

Reading comprehension/English skills catch up sessions

 

Use of bespoke Catch Up Booklets for targeted pupils to address gaps in knowledge through intervention work

£200

Developing access to texts through e-books to enhance comprehension skills and develop low level literacy

Implementation of E-Library (Wheelers) including 1400+ e-books for pupils to access at home.

MyOn ReadOn subscriptions supporting fine literacy and reading skills for lower ability pupils and pupils with EAL.

£495

 

 

£1500

Reading programmes

Reading forms initiative to close literacy gaps and additional literacy lessons used to introduce speed reading to develop literacy skills.

Cost of reading books for targeted reading form groups:

 

£1030.44

Book Buzz

Book Buzz launched to celebrate reading with books bought for all students in year 7 to own for reading promotion and enjoyment

£720

Crafting Brilliant Sentences

Purchase of CBS resources to develop grammar, punctuation and literacy skills for KS3. Embedded into English curriculum and through additional literacy lessons.

£100

Numeracy catch up sessions.

Numeracy ninjas initiative to develop and enhance numeracy skills.

 

Use of KS3 CGP books as intervention booklets.

Cost of printing booklets;

£200

Cost of books.

60 books. £3.60 per book.

£216

Google Level 1 Educator course

All staff completed the online Google Level 1 Educator course. Staff are trained to deliver remoter education and remote services at a high standard that allows pupils to continue to make progress under lockdown circumstances.

Cost for course;

£10

60 staff

£600

 

Transition visits and resources

High quality remote transition support for Year 7 pupils. Resources used to introduce the pupils to the school and staff to better prepare them for the transition.

Cost of postcards and postage:

£300

 

SEND/Pastoral targeted support

Targeted pupils access TA/pastoral support or IT access after school. Pupils receive 1:1 support, homework support or emotional/wellbeing support from support staff.

TA salary

7.5 hours of TA support

£5281.50

 

Targeted subject specific tutoring

 

 

 

National Tutoring Programme tutoring

 

Commercial online tutoring

 

Use of robust subject specific assessments to identify gaps in knowledge forensically. Use data to inform targeted subject specific tuition for pupils.

 

 

English, Maths and Science tutoring for all years provided by NTP partners.

 

French, geography, history and Computer Science commercial tutoring for year 9 pupils.

 

 

English and/or Maths tutoring-156 pupils

Science tutoring- 90 pupils

French tutoring- 30 year 9 pupils

Geography tutoring- 30 year 9 pupils

History tutoring- - 30 year 9 pupils

Computer science- - 30 year 9 pupils 

£25473.75

In class intervention support

Recruitment of Intervention Teaching assistant to carry out targeted in class intervention and 1:1 support to boost the knowledge and skills of targeted pupils.

Salary for Summer term

£6000

Summer school provision

Targeted pupils receive English, maths and science catch up, wellbeing support and social skills development in summer school sessions.

Cost of staffing

3 TAs

£6923

NQTs staffing cost

£13864

 

End of social restrictions celebrations

Promote pupil wellbeing by celebrating the end to social restrictions.

£1500

 

Targeted Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Wellbeing drop down day for all year groups.

 

Year 7 completed the ‘Chiltern Challenge’ as a team building and wellbeing activity. Transition support.

 

Year 8 completed literacy and numeracy catch up along with wellbeing tasks delivered by teaching staff.

 

Year 9 completed bespoke science curriculum catch up sessions, literacy and numeracy catch up and targeted wellbeing PSHCE lessons. Sessions delivered by specialist teaching staff.

No additional costs

 

 

 

At Chiltern Academy, we are committed to providing our pupils with the highest quality intervention and we believe that our subject specialist staff are equipped with the necessary skills to deliver the intervention effectively. We will continue to monitor, assess and intervene to ensure that pupils are caught up and are ready for the next steps in their education.

We are aware that adults also require targeted supports to allow them to effectively support our young people in these turbulent times. In line with the ‘Wider strategies’ suggested in the EEF guidance on catching pupils up, we have planned targeted support for school staff and parents.

Other catch up strategies that the school is implementing;

Strategy

Desired Impact

Spend

 

Subject Specific CPD time/ 5Rs curriculum recovery planning

 

Time allocated in the school day for subject teams to reflect on pupils’ learning and collaboratively plan catch up and curriculum recovery.

Curriculum recovery training session for staff.

CPD on Memory and retrieval for catch up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School timetabling costs.

 

Additional Chiltern Challenge costs for transport.

 

 

 

NQT and RQT mentoring and support

 

Additional ‘buddy’ system introduced to enhance the mentoring and support that NQTs and RQTs receive.

 

Targeted Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Wellbeing drop down day for all year groups.

 

Year 7 completed the ‘Chiltern Challenge’ as a team building and wellbeing activity. Transition support.

 

Year 8 completed literacy and numeracy catch up along with wellbeing tasks delivered by teaching staff.

 

Year 9 completed bespoke science curriculum catch up sessions, literacy and numeracy catch up and targeted wellbeing PSHCE lessons. Sessions delivered by specialist teaching staff.

 

Talk the Talk

 

Oracy development CPD for staff and student workshops.

 

 

Oracy development CPD for staff.

Student workshops on developing oracy for all pupils.

 

 

£10,595.00

 

 

 

Bespoke parental support

 

Support parents and families by providing accessible information, supportive resources and bespoke sessions. Building links with communities that our families belong to.

 

 

Staffing commitments.

Community volunteers.

How impact will be measured?

  • GL Assessments to assess progress in Reading, Spelling, English, Maths and Science
  • GL PASS test to assess pupils’ views on school and perceptions of preparedness, confidence in learning and self confidence
  • Reports and feedback from National Tutoring Programme Partners
  • Internal subject specific assessment data
  • Collate evidence of improved quality of classwork
  • Pupil, parent and staff questionnaires