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Catch Up Premium Report

Buckingham Park Primary School

COVID-19 Catch-up Premium Report 2020-2021


  • Funding allocation is calculated on a per pupil basis, providing us with a total of £80 for each of our pupils from EYFS to children in Y6.
  • This funding will be provided in 3 tranches. Buckingham Park Primary School will be provided with an initial part payment in autumn 2020, based on the latest available data on pupils. We will then receive a second grant payment in early 2021, based on updated pupil and place data.
  • This second grant payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil. A further £33.33 per pupil will be paid during the summer term 2021.
  • Though funding has been calculated on a per pupil basis, we will use the sum available to us as a single total from which to prioritise support for our pupils according to their need.
  • As the catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), the grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. We will use the funding for specific activities to support our pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year.
  • We have the flexibility to spend the funding in the best way for our pupils and circumstances.

Buckingham Park Primary School will receive £44,000

The money will be used to:

  • Purchase curriculum resources and material that will support pupils to get ‘back on track’
  • Pay the top up fee to access the subsidized national tutoring programme for disadvantaged pupils who are identified as needing ‘ catch up’ in their learning
  • Fund additional staff to raise the outcomes of children who have been identified as needing ‘catch up’ in their learning

COVID-19 catch-up premium spending: summary

summary information


Total number of pupils:

Total number of PP pupils:



Amount of catch-up premium received per pupil:



Total catch-up premium budget:


Autumn payment



strategy statement

Catch up at Buckingham Park Primary School will include:

  • Working through well-sequenced, purposeful learning schemes. For example, in maths, we have subscribed to ‘Big Maths’ to support the children’s learning in the classroom. It also underpins White Rose planning that has been adapted to focus on missed objectives and consolidate basic skills. We have been able to use catch up premium to purchase a 1:1 on line maths tutoring programme, ‘Third Space’ that supports individual children in Y4, Y6 and Y5 outside of the taught day.
  • 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. We have extended the school day for our Y6 pupils to enable them to be secondary ready.
  • Additional lesson time on core teaching. Reading, writing and maths teaching will require increased teaching time in order to cover missed learning – particularly in the autumn term. 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. NFER assessments have been purchased and will be timetabled September (baseline) ,November, March and July so that we are able to track the children’s progress
  • 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. To this end we have organised Forest School learning sessions led by the Sussex Wildlife Trust for our children in transitional years with a particular focus on Y1 ,Y3 and Early Years
  • Additional support and focus on basic core skills. Supported by additional staffing utilising catch up premium – dependent on need as identified through ongoing assessment. We have appointed a teacher who is supporting individual children in Y3 to enable them to catch up in reading. Our children who are ‘Looked After ‘(CLA) are receiving 1:1 tuition from a teacher dependant on their individual needs. Several Y6 pupils are attending maths booster lessons before school organised by a senior member of staff.  A specialist literacy teacher has been deployed to support pupils identified as requiring specific literacy intervention

Additional time to practise basic skills. This again will be dependent on need of children in order to re-establish good progress in the essentials (phonics and reading, increasing vocabulary, writing and mathematics) and there will be flexibility on timetables to allow this.



Barriers to future attainment

Academic barriers:


Pupils returning to school with low levels of self-esteem and heightened anxieties


Increased anxieties around friendships , life/death, socializing and school


Reduced attendance leading to :

regression in skills and minimal progress in attainment

missed learning and an  increase in learning gap

poor retention of key skills and knowledge

low levels of literacy and maths skills



External barriers:


Increased parental stresses leading to increased anxieties


Increased risk of emotional harm due to DV and alcohol misuse by parents

Planned expenditure for current academic year 2020-2021

Quality teaching and learning for all


Intended outcome and success criteria



Staff lead

When will you review this?

Purchase NFER assessments


Children to undertake NFER baseline assessments

Staff to assess missed learning

Staff to identify children or groups of children requiring catch up intervention

September 2020




 Lengthen the school day for Y6 pupils

Y6 pupils to be ready for secondary transfer

September 2020



Dec 2020

Organise Forest School leaders to deliver Forest School for  Y3/Y2/EYFS

Raise the self-esteem of pupils and help lower anxieties

September 2020



Jan 2021

Return to school Pupil Well-being survey

School able to address the emotional needs of the children

September 2020




Third Space Maths 1:1 on line learning organized and implemented

Identified Y6 and Y4 pupils catch up in maths learning gaps

October 2020

(PP budget)


Dec 2020

Purchase learning resources to support curriculum eg. books, disposable resources

Well-resourced curriculum

October 2020


Year Group Leaders

Half termly

Implement CLIC maths (Big Maths)

Children throughout the school make accelerated progress in catch up of basic computational skills

October 2020

(PP budget)


Dec 2020

Upload Google Classroom onto main server

Children able to access classroom learning remotely so that learning is blended between home and school

October 2020



Dec 2020

Stream RWI phonics across EYFS/Y1/Y2 and Y3

Children to make accelerated progress

October 2020


Year Group Leaders

Jan 21

Appoint teacher to deliver bespoke 1:1  tuition to CLA

CLA make accelerated progress and are supported returning to school

October 2020



Dec 2020

Appoint teacher to deliver reading inference reading skills to identified Y3 pupils

Identified pupils in Y3 make accelerated progress

October 2020



Dec 2020

Appoint teacher to support maths in Y6

Low attaining children supported to close the learning gap , make accelerated progress and become ‘secondary ready’

October 2020



Jan 2021

Purchase subject lead resources

Subject leads able to consider missed learning and suggest how to catch up

November 2020



Jan 2021

Third Space Maths  1:1 on line learning organized and implemented

 Identified Y5 pupils catch up in maths learning gaps

      January 21



April 2021

Total budgeted cost:


Further support will be allocated following Autumn Term data review

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