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At Ordsall Primary School we have identified from our monitoring and evaluation strategies how we intend to use our Coronavirus Catch Up premium. It is our intention to focus the spending of our grant in 2021 on those pupils who were most affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdowns. Similar to the pupil premium, our school has allocated the sum available to use as a single total, even though funding is calculated on a per pupil or per place basis.
Using research information from the Department of Education in the Autumn Term of 2020 Ordsall Primary School has focused it's Catch-Up funding on the most disadvantage pupils in school in reading and mathematics. The DfE research indicates that, pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds experienced higher levels of loss than their non-disadvantaged peers (1 month more learning loss in reading and 0.5 months more in mathematics compared to their non-disadvantaged peers). This is mirrored by our findings in school and, as a result, we have focused our funding on providing small group interventions and support across the school for phonics, reading and mathematics led by qualified teachers who know the children best. By doing this it is our aim to reduce the attainment gap. In addition to support this further we used the January 2021 lockdown to invite an increased number of vulnerable children into school to access face to face learning. The school is also using information and research provided by the education endowment foundation.
In the autumn term the impact of this catch up will be assessed, alongside the school's improvement plan, using scrutiny of the children's work, observations, pupil voice activities, moderation with other schools and available data from the optional submission that the school is involved in. The evaluation of these areas will be carried out rigorously and will inform the school's future plans to support it's pupils in 2021 - 2022. .