The government has announced details of funding to support children and young people to catch up following the unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Long Marton school have been given:
Autumn term 2020 - £1780
Spring term 2021- £2453
Summer term 2021 - £3099
All pupils completed baseline assessments at the end of September and were assessed again at the beginning of December to identify:
- further areas for improvement across the school
- which pupils need it the most.
In the Autumn term this funding was used to employ two teachers to give extra support to target groups of pupils:
- in Y3, 4 and 5 for spelling, punctuation and grammar
- Y1 pupils to develop their fine motor skills and build up stamina for writing.
- To purchase resources to enhance writing in Y4 and 5.
In the Spring term this funding is being used to employ two teachers to give extra support to target groups of pupils:
- Y5 for spelling, punctuation and grammar
- Y2 pupils for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
In addition a teacher has been employed for half a day a week to work with a group of Y4 and Y5 pupils for English and Maths. This reduces class sizes across KS 2.