Covid Catch-Up Funding

Catch-Up Funding: £63,000

Intended Outcomes

The overall intention of the action plan below is to ensure that the academy is able to operate in a Covid-19 secure environment, where all stakeholders feel
safe. We strive to negate the impact Covid-19 may have on learning, outcomes and academy experiences through this funding. We intend for all pupils to
achieve the targets in our Academy Performance Agreement (SEF) around pupil outcomes and attendance through the implementation of the action plan
below.

Specific Outcomes

  1. To close gaps in learning and ‘catch-up’ the curriculum, with a particular focus on those pupils who are most disadvantaged. All pupils are
    expected to achieve expected outcomes in line with targets set in the APA.
  2. To ensure all students attend school and access learning in any context. All pupils are expected to achieve 95% attendance, with a particular
    focus on those pupils who are most disadvantaged.

Action Plan

At Wilmington Academy, the following criteria were used to guide the spending in order to achieve the outcomes above:

  1. Improving teaching and greater access to learning using our Digital Strategy
  2. Targeted academic and pastoral support
  3. Wider strategies such as operational costs and Covid-19 secure measures.
Cleaning Materials

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

In order to facilitate a ‘full’ curriculum, areas need to be cleaned after each use for us to remain Covid secure.

Implementation

Cleaning materials such as sprays and wipes are available for cleaners, staff, students to use in learning areas outside of their ‘bubbles’ to utilise specialist equipment/spaces to offer a ‘full’ curriculum.

Impact

By offering a full curriculum, to make up all lost learning time by July 2021. This will be measured via outcomes for all year groups in the data capture during module 3 and 6.

Cost

£100.00

Health and Safety

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

In order to operate a fully functioning school in a Covid-secure way, additional resources were required.

Implementation

Masks, visors, PPE are some examples of the resources required for us to operate in a Covid-secure way.

Impact

By operating in a Covid-secure manner and at full capacity, we have been able to close the gap on lost learning and continue to support students face-to-face.

Cost

£100.00

Furniture/Equipment

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

To operationally manage year group ‘bubbles’ at break/lunches, particularly in poor weather.

Implementation

Long-term rent of a marquee to provide shelter for year group ‘bubbles’ during social time to ensure Covid-secure groups are maintained.

Impact

By operating the year groups in this way, we can ensure that our systems are Covid-secure and provide designated areas for each year group at all times during the school day.

Cost

£11,607.50

Saturday DA Parental Workshops

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

In order to increase DA parental engagement.

Implementation

Workshops will include: Year 7 – How to use Google Classroom and the use of Knowledge Organisers. Year 11 – How to use Google Classroom and strategies for revision.

Impact

Parents of DA pupils can have a positive impact on their child’s progress if support and workshops are provided.

Cost

£ 1,440.00

Attendance H.E.R.O Rewards

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

In order to reduce the attendance gap for DA pupils.

Implementation

To implement a comprehensive reward system/ incentive for DA students to raise the profile of the importance of attending school.

Impact

Improved attendance of DA pupils across all year groups.

Cost

£ 1,247.50

IT Resources

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

To provide a full curriculum in a Covid-secure manner.

Implementation

KS4 students require access to IT equipment to catch up lost learning time and support them in the completion of their coursework. This is particularly important given the level of uncertainty around examinations for 2021.

Impact

Secure, high quality exam results in exams for the students in KS4.

Cost

£ 25,712.00

SSM supplement

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

To provide ongoing pastoral support for students

Implementation

By acquiring a high quality and experienced SSM through the utilisation of this fund, students (especially those who are vulnerable) can be provided with further support.

Impact

Positive impact on attendance, welfare and progress of students.

Cost

£ 8,000

School Cloud

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

Virtual parent evening software to support communication and engagement with parents.

Implementation

To be implemented as soon as clearance is received from LAT. IT Services.

Impact

Increase in parental engagement.

Cost

£ 891.00

MyTutor (National Tutoring Programme) - Year 7, 10 and 11

Intent

Intent

Implementation

Impact

Cost

In order for disadvantaged students to catch up on their learning so that they do not get left further behind (currently 18.1 months of learning behind their peers).

Implementation

DA students have access to online tutoring – 15 hour block sessions in either English or Maths.

Impact

The gap diminishes between DA and others. The 2021 Progress 8 score will show an improvement from 2020. Progress 8 for DA students should be inline with national average (non-selective schools in Kent).

Cost

Year 7
£2,812.50

Year 10
£2,812.50

Year 11
£2,531.25