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Catch up premium

At Bramfield CE School money will be used in order to provide:

  1. curriculum resources and materials that support “catch up” and mental health of pupils.
  2. Additional support staff to develop the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing “catch up” in their learning.

There are two broad aims for “catch up” at Bramfield CE Primary School

  1. Attainment outcomes at end of 2020-21 for all year groups will be at least in line with those at the end of 2019-20.
  2. The mental health needs of pupils are met and supported by the school.

This will be achieved by

Working through well sequenced, purposeful learning schemes. For example, we have purchased high quality texts and a scheme of work to re-engage pupils with the love of reading. We have also used the new Government maths progression document to focus on what children need to know to make progress.

Focus on consolidation of basic skills. The core skills which enable successful learning will require increased curriculum time across all year groups. These include: handwriting, spelling of high frequency words, basic sentence punctuation, times tables recall, basic addition & subtraction fact recall and reading skills relevant to age.

Additional lesson time on core teaching. Reading require increased teaching time particularly in the autumn term in order to regain concentration and good habits.  In order to keep a broad and balanced curriculum, some subject areas may be taught as blocked days rather than weekly lessons in the autumn term.

Particular focus on early reading and phonics. This is always a focus in the school and will continue to be so in order to develop children’s reading ability and vocabulary.

Assessment of learning and of basic skills to identify major gaps. Teachers will work to identify gaps in learning and adapt teaching accordingly.

Time spent on mental health, wellbeing and social skills development. This will be at the core of all catch up work as many children will have not been in formal school setting for a number of months. There will be a focus on PSHE skills and attributes in particular.

 (For some children)

Additional support and focus on basic core skills. Supported by additional staffing utilising catch up premium – dependent on need as identified through ongoing assessment.

Additional support and time for speech and communication in EYFS – Due to children missing transition the school will focus on ensuring that they identify speech and language


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