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Advice from the government:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government Response

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Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education Coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

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What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses and keeping to social distancing guidelines.

Catch-up Premium

Chancellor’s has been allocated catch-up funding of £74,560 for the course of the 2020-21 academic year, as part of the governments £1billion nationwide package to ‘tackle the impact of lost teaching time.

Schools have been given the responsibility to decide how best to use this funding, as long as it is directly spent on resources and activities that will help students in Years 7 to 11 catch-up on missed schooling.

We have identified the following as priorities:

  1. Evidence suggests that quality first teaching is the most effective intervention and provides the most successful catch-up, where teachers plan engaging and challenging lessons, which builds on prior learning and has the necessary personalised support, which is required to enable students to make rapid progress. The school has allocated money to spend on training the teaching staff as well as the learning support department, and providing the necessary IT equipment to deliver highly effective virtual lessons and remote teaching if it becomes necessary.
  2. Some students experienced significant challenges in keeping up with remote learning during the first lockdown, especially those who have been disadvantaged in some way. There is an urgent need for Year 11 students who have their exams later in this academic year to receive bespoke catch-up to help them make up gaps in their skills, knowledge and understanding. This will be provided through one-to-one tuition as well as other intervention strategies.
  3. There are a greater number of students in Year 7 who are not at age related expectations as a result of last year’s lockdown and the disruption that they experienced at the end of Year 7. These students will be assessed and receive enhanced intervention and support in English and Maths as required.
  4. Reading is fundamental to learning and research demonstrates the importance of using effective reading strategies to support learning. Resources will be allocated to promote, develop and support reading across the school, with personalised programmes devised for students with particular needs or barriers to learning.
  5. Throughout the year, it is expected that there will be ongoing disruptions to face-to-face teaching due to the requirement to self-isolate. It is a priority to mitigate these disruptions by providing remote education as effectively as possible, as well as being responsive and delivering wellbeing support for students as necessary.

 

Priority

Strand

Spend

Expected Impact

Quality First Teaching

Provide resources (such as visualisers, webcams, books, online subscriptions and revision guides) to support Quality First Teaching

£9500

Students will become effective independent learners and engage with the school’s remote learning provision and make good progress

Quality First Teaching

Deliver training to support Quality First Teaching

£1000

Teachers will be supported to deliver effective remote learning. Students will be guided to develop the independence and skills they need to make good progress remotely.

Quality First Teaching

Use guided learning time effectively, and combine this with a study skills programme to support metacognitve approaches as well as developing effective study skills/techniques for deep learning.

£2000

Teachers routinely make explicit effectively strategies and techniques to learn effectively, which are used by students to learn the knowledge and develop the understanding necessary to acquire new learning.

Students use these strategies to revisit work and consolidate understanding of key concepts and knowledge.

Tuition and other related intervention

Organise Intervention Plan for the summer term to provide enhanced support and catch up for targeted students in Years 7-10

£21,500

Programmes of support to provide personalised intervention for students in all subjects, including the basics in English and maths.

Tuition and other related interventions

Arrange effective one-to-one tuition for Year 11 students using the Brilliant Club.

£4500

Maths, English and Science support addresses gaps in learning for disadvantaged students in Year 11. (These students will be identified using data, as learners who would respond positively and make rapid progress as a result of this intervention.)

Tuition and other related interventions

Involve students in Year 9 with the Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme.

£3000

This is programme designed to raise aspiration and engagement of identified Year 9 students by involving them in a programme to develop independence and scholarship. Students will demonstrate improved attitudes to learning and rates of progress.

Year 7 tuition and other related interventions

Recruit additional staff to create capacity for in-house tutoring

£18,060

Programmes of maths and English support to provide personalised intervention for students in Year 7 to address gaps in learning and support rapid progress in the basics.

Reading

Use a range of strategies and training to strengthen reading provision across the school.

£1000

Staff will be trained to promote wider academic reading in all subjects.

Students across the school will have increased exposure to guided reading in lessons.

Year 7 students benefit from a new guided reading programme.

IT, training and resources for remote learning

Purchase sufficient IT so that all students have access to adequate IT should remote learning be required.

£7000

The school has invested in using Google Classrooms and, in order to take full advantage, this will require students to have access to adequate IT to use at home.

There will now be sufficient Chromebooks and laptops for all students to use should there be a need for remote learning.

These devices will also be used to support better learning in school if not required at home.

Emotional and wellbeing support

Provide programmes of rebalance and resilience training as well as emotional coaching to support positive mindsets and cognitive behaviour management.

£7000

Students are equipped with strategies to cope with the multiple challenges of living through a pandemic. As a result, they are able to access learning and make progress.

Total

 

£74,560

 

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