Catch-up Funding (COVID-19)                                                           

The government has allocated approximately £80 per pupil to support catch-up initiatives following the reopening of schools in September.

The information below provides details of where this money was to be targeted, the intended impact and the assessment tool.

Pupils on roll - 202 (funding taken from the Autumn School Census 2019 figures)

Catch up funding £16160.00

 Year Group


 Intended impact

Measured Impact: End of July 2021


Reception and

Yr 1

Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI).

Speech and Language support

Apprentice TA to support with speech and language

Children increase their vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening and phonological awareness.

Assessment Tool:

Language Screen

Phonic assessment

Yr 1 In house school phonic assessment’ – 96.6%  children passed their Yr 1 phonics assessment – based on 2018 assessment and bench mark


Reading - 86.7% reached ELG at the end of Reception

Writing- 80%  reached ELG at the end of reception

Listening and attention – 90% at the end of reception

Speaking 83.3% at the end of reception

External Moderation by EYFS SLE supported judgements ,

Yr 1, Yr 3 and Yr 4 had in school moderation  by SLT for writing


Across all year groups

Reading – Decoding / Fluency / Inference / consolidation of skills from previous year

Spelling – focusing on Year 2 exception words and key spellings from KS1

Handwriting groups – to re-establish cursive writing

Maths – Understanding of number,  place value, calculations, mental math  focus learning around the core mental arithmetic skills, including addition and subtraction of 1s, 10s, doubles, halves, multiplication facts.


Focus children reach ARE in reading and  maths

Assessment Tool:

Target Tracker

Book Looks

Optional SATs

Yr 4 Multiplication assessment

 Pupil conferencing



See summary of in house school data for all year groups

External moderation-  Yr 2 and Yr 6 from LA

In school moderation by SLT

Teacher-led targeted group teaching for Year 2 and

Year 6 pupils. See summary data sheet

Specific intervention programmes led by both Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

Pre-teaching with clear focus on vocabulary  and processing skills


Across all year groups


Pastoral support

Attendance monitoring

Pupil Mentoring:

Mental wellbeing sessions with targeted children in groups or one to one   support

Building capacity amongst other staff to carry out social emotional mental health sessions 











Children completed a wellbeing survey on return to school in September and also in January.

 Assessment Tool:

Children will repeat the survey in July

Boxhall for one to one children

South Glos Online pupil survey

Pupil conferencing

Attendance data 










Attendance data:

Whole school     97.2%

PP                           96.7%

SEN                        97.2%

Mental well-being survey :

Expectation that vulnerable learners were in school for during lock down experiencing quality first teaching and support with follow-up. Vulnerable learners not able to be in school received support as indicated by monitoring system e.g. accessibility to a device, paper copies, extra phone calls to support learning and well-being, doorstep visits.

Built capacity for Pastoral support for pupils and  parents including most disadvantaged students – see SCP visit note

Pastoral support also identified barriers to engagement with remote learning  due to issues with devices / technology

Pastoral support also identified parental anxiety around attendance immediately after Schools reopened in March

Rec / Yr 4

Apprentice TA support x 2 (Nov - Aug) less funding

Apprentice TA to work across 2 classes



Across all year groups





On- line learning to support with remote learning and Home work

Assessment Tool:

Use of target Tracker to show progress in maths, writing and reading outcomes

See summary of in house school data for all year groups

External moderation-  Yr 2 and Yr 6 from LA

In school moderation by SLT

Optional Yr 4 Multiplication Assessment  23/ 30 scored  19 or above