In line with all schools across the country, we are in receipt of some additional funding to facilitate provision for Covid Catch-up.
So far, we have noted additional needs for some children in mathematics and, as a result of this we are funding additional staff in order to split the class for maths on some or all days of the week to facilitate more targeted teaching. We are also running maths clubs for mental maths skills after school to run alongside and contribute to our Maths Learning Journey targets.
We are employing an additional TA for a total of 4 days across 3 classes throughout the summer and autumn terms 2021 and spring term 2022 to facilitate additional 1:1 and small group interventions led by the class TAs. Children’s progress is measured at the start of intervention and at points throughout to gauge impact and progress.
An additional teacher is working with the Y5/6 teacher on a daily basis to assist with targeted maths teaching.
All teachers have identified children in need of additional writing support and are facilitating that through interventions, use of targeted programs and additional support in class.
We will be continually assessing progress to ensure that any interventions are having the desired impact.
In addition to academic needs, we are also aware that the children have many social and emotional needs linked with Covid and lockdowns so we have been addressing these through activities such as adventure learning, gardening, nature activities and resuming extra-curricular clubs as well as specific emotional support for individual children as required.