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Great Abington Primary School

Catch-up Premium

School Context

The school are committed to maximising the opportunity provided bu the Government grant for Catch-Up. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on our pupils but the extent and recovery planning needs to be measured and based on evidence. Pupils are individual and our response needs to reflect that individuality. We will not rush our implementation and at each stage will communicate with our parents / carers who have supported so well through remote learning. An effective and cooperative partnership between the school, home and pupil is the way to improve outcomes both academically and in terms of pupil well-being.


If you have any questions about the Catch-up Premium please do contact the school.


How do we intend to spend the grant?

Increasing the school day - before school learning

  • Class teacher booster sessions for identified pupils
  • Teaching assistant booster sessions for identified pupils
  • SENCO booster sessions for identified pupils


Increasing capacity during the school day

  • Additional quality first teaching resource for C1 and C2 (Jane Rogers)
  • Additional quality first teaching resource for C3, C4 and C5 (Laura Lungley)
    • Additional guided group capacity | Release for class teacher for assessments
  • Use of additional teaching assistant time for identified pupils
  • Use of volunteers (reading) for identified pupils
  • Extend school day by 10 minutes for C1 and C2, C3, C4 and C5 by 15 minutes per day 


Increasing our learning resource provision

  • Developing materials for our online platforms (Google Classroom | Tapestry)
  • Developing home learning packs for identified learning areas and identified pupils


How will we assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils?

  • Use of our assessment systems - ScholarPack Assessment module
  • Use of benchmark and ongoing targeted assessment systems
  • Quality first teaching - teacher assessment
  • Evidence within books, online systems and verbal communication
  • Impact on standardised testing data
  • Discussion with pupils and parents / carers