Catch-Up Programme 2020-2021

Our Catch-Up Programme is funded at £82,000 and includes Year-specific projects, as well as general strategies to close gaps.

The focus of catch-up differs across Key Stages as the parameters and time-scale to recover the catch-up vary – so Year 11 and Year 13 have the highest priority as they have the shortest time-frame before their final exams.

General Strategies

Curriculum Re-Design

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangAll subject areas have re-designed their schemes of work to ensure that ‘lockdown’ work is re-visited and withdrawn Key Stage Four units have the curriculum time re-allocated.

Curriculum Road Maps

All subject areas have designed and disseminated Curriculum Road Maps to students so that progression and course coverage is mapped out for all students and effectively planned by subject leaders.

Extra Staffing

We have extended the teaching capacity for the Maths Department (+1.0) and the French Department (+0.4) so that we can operate with smaller groups, or dual taught groups, in order to catch-up on knowledge and understanding in the two subject areas we have identified as the most sequential in terms of building up expertise.

Parents Evenings

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have invested in online resources and staffing so that Parents Evenings can be staged virtually so that parents can be engaged with in catch-up.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangIn addition, we have invested capacity so that non-attenders are chased up promptly and staff training has been guided on how they focus conversions on catch-up and progression.

Friary Advice Bureau (FAB)

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have appointed Michelle Simpson (Maths Teacher) on a one-year TLR3 (£500) to map out a coherent and full plan for enabling the accessing all external support for students and families experiencing economic and social challenges which require interventions beyond the school’s remit.

Independent Reading

We have extended the reading section of the school library and correlated it with broadened KS3 reading lists on the school website so that they are Year specific.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe are building in a campaign to increase independent reading through tutor time activities, Focus Weeks and rewards schemes in the English Department.

Remote Learning Provision

We have improved and extended our remote learning provision so that sessions can be undertaken systematically – whether they be during individual or small group isolations or whole-Year group closures – as we move through the COVID experience.

Key Stage Three

KS3 Interventions Programme

We have scheduled in a range of Key Stage Three intervention sessions targeted at key groups to ensure that gap and extension activities are addressed in a targeted and systematic way.

Year Date Subject

Planned Focus / Activity

(NB – Subject to change based on need)

Staff
9 14/9/20 Maths

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangExceptional Progress based on last DC – Introduce to Dr Frost Maths and Begin the Dr Frost Competitions.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An Giang(As many students who are making positive progress)

CKY / HST
7 5/10/20 Geog LAP – Grid References & Map Skills ENN
9 6/10/20 English

Y9 Intervention Session – HAPs Non-Fiction Writing

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangPreparation for Gold Assessment

SDS
8 12/10/20 Science

Week Prior to Gold Assessment – Booster for Grade 4 to 5

Students

DBN
7/8 22/10/20 MFL

Girls / Boys Red Pathway and Golden Students Time-Saver –

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangHow can I use my resource booklet to improve the accuracy of my French ?

CSN
9 3/11/20 MFL

Underachievers / Engagement

Competition in Computer Room

SGG
7 17/11/20 English

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangY7 Intervention Session – Pupil Premium – Play Script Analysis to Help Support Assessments – ‘An Inspector Calls’ HLA

Xổ số ba địa điểm An Giang (Set 9 Nov / due 30 Nov)

AJS
7 23/11/20 Maths

Supporting those Working ‘Below’ Expected Standard on Entry – Using resources to practise times tables and an investigation related to their lessons.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An Giang(NB – Around 20 students)

KPN / MSI
8 23/11/20 History

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangLAP Prep for Assessment – Answering a Question to Reach

Grade 3/4

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangLRE / EBN /

CPY

9 3/12/20 Science Week Prior to Biology Assessment – Booster for Grade 4 to 5 Students SAY
8 7/12/20 Geog HAP – Coastal Landforms / Erosion – Creating Landforms from Cake Annotating with Processes / Presenting Information SSD
7/8 9/12/20 MFL Golden Students Boys CFN
9 11/1/20 Geog

Under-Performing Students – Blue Planet – Extra Preparation for Assessment

Focus on 9 Mark Questions & Creating a Discussion

HBT
8 11/1/21 Maths

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangEngaging MAPs – Aiming for Grade 5s:

Maths games around the Maths Department to practise those Higher End Topics from the last 1½ years.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An Giang(NB – Around 30 students)

GPK / RFR
7/8 13/1/21 MFL Y7-8 PP – Closing the Gap Time-Saver – How can I use my resource booklet to improve the accuracy of my French ? ZME
7 18/1/21 Science

Week Prior to Gold Assessment – Booster for Grade 4 to 5

Students

RWD
7 18/1/21 History

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangLAP Prep for Assessment – Answering a Question to Reach 

Grade 3/4

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangLRE / EBN /

CPY

9 26/1/21 MFL

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangGirls and Boys (Red / Blue Pathway & Golden Students)

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangGCSE Catch-Up / Getting the most out of revision.

Top tips for the GCSE course

SGG
8 2/2/21 English

Y8 Intervention Session – Underachievers.

Poetry analysis (Gold Assessment Preparation Homework

Xổ số ba địa điểm An Giang(Set 1 Feb / Due 22nd Feb)

ASW
8 23/2/21 History HAP – Reliability of Sources

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangLRE / SGR /

RAD

9 1/3/21 Geog

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangUnder the Radar Students – Russia Spy-Related incidences

Weird Happenings – Is Russia as dodgy as we think it is ?

Russia – Media vs Reality

LES
9 1/3/21 Science Week Prior to Chemistry Assessment – Booster for Grade 6 to 7 Students ETS / NBR
9 10/3/21 MFL How can I use my resource booklet to improve the accuracy of my French ? CFN
9 8/3/21 History HAP – Local History in Lichfield -Examining Evidence

LRE / EBN /

CPY

7/8 15/3/21 Maths

Exceptional Progress based on last DC:

Introduce to Dr Frost Maths and begin the Dr Frost Competitions (As many who are making positive progress)

CKY / KPN
7 23/3/21 English Year 7 Intervention Session – HAPs – Fictional Prose Analysis TVL
9 27/4/21 English

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangYear 9 Intervention Session – Underachievers – Platinum Assessment Preparation

(English Language Component 1 questions)

SFD
8 3/5/21 Geog HAPS – Lichfield GIS / ICT Activity on Lichfield Field-Work ENN
7 7/6/21 Geog Under-Performing Students – Flooding / GIS Activity HYG
7 8/6/21 History HAP – Local History in Lichfield – Examining Evidence

LRE/SGR/

RAD

8 14/6/21 Science Week prior to Food & Digestion Assessment – Booster for Grade 6 to 7 Students AGT/NSE
9 21/6/21 Maths

Revision for an official GCSE Foundation Paper –

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangStudents will have revision on specific topics to appear in GCSE Foundation Paper they will sit the following week

(All set 1 and 2 as a minimum)

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangSBL / DON /

HST / RFR

KS3 Pupil Premium / Disadvantaged Achievement Post

We have appointed Emily Tombs (Science Teacher) on a two-year TLR3 (£1,000 per year) to address PP gaps, but also to work alongside SLT (Lottie Hearn – KS3 Lead) in order to challenge and support under-performance in all students.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangThis programme includes £5,000 of extended funding to support interventions.

ACE Meetings

We have re-established our ACE Meeting programme and extended it into Key Stage Three so that student and parental meetings are staged throughout the year to address under-achievement and gaps and to provide targeted (and funded) support for specific interventions.

Partnership Evenings

We have adapted our Partnership Evening focus so there is a greater emphasis to Key Stage Three on academic subjects and progression – without reducing the pastoral and wider learning topics covered in the vents.

These events have had to be staged virtually due to the XCOVID restrictions.

Key Stage Three Isolation Work

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have extended the role of our SLT KS3 Lead (Lottie Hearn) and the provision of Show My Homework so that we can set work for those students isolating immediately and now via SMHW on an individual basis.

Year 9 Reports

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have re-designed Year 9 Reports so that all academic guidance is provided by the KS3 Lead (alongside further SLT support as required) so that feedback is directive and clear and is heavily focused on KS4 progression.

KS3 Maths Resilience Weeks

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have introduced a Maths resilience programme in order to support students in developing the independent capacity and determination to rapidly address Maths content and skills.

Key Stage Four

KS4 Interventions Programme

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have scheduled in a range of Key Stage Four intervention after-school sessions immediately from the start of the Autumn Term targeted at key groups to ensure that gap and extension activities are addressed in a targeted and systematic way.

Week A

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
English Science Maths Humanities Humanities
Art Performing Arts   Music Film Studies
  Enterprise   Enterprise  

Week B

 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
English Science Maths Humanities PE
Humanities Performing Arts Computing & ICT Music Health & Social Care
  Enterprise   Engineering & Hospitality & Catering  
      Enterprise  

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangThere are also weekly tutor time boosters in Maths, Science and French in order to address catch-up activities with specific target groups.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangThese sessions are staffed and fully resourced both in terms of the sessions, but also in the follow-up activities.

They are usually set-up for Year 11, although there are also targeted Year 10 sessions as well.

KS4 Pupil Premium / Disadvantaged Achievement Post

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have appointed Sukhraj Bal (Maths Teacher) on a two-year TLR3 (£1,000 per year) to address PP gaps, but also to work alongside SLT (Sam Sullivan – KS4 Lead) in order to challenge and support under-performance in all students.

This programme includes £5,000 of extended funding (in the first instance) to support interventions.

Saturday Schools

We have scheduled in a range of Key Stage Four Saturday Schools from the Autumn Term – with the usual focus being February onwards) targeted at covering lockdown content and closing gaps in a targeted and systematic way.

 Date Subject & Year Groups Teaching Staff SLT on Duty
Saturday 26th September Y11 History Mr Rivers-Boyce and the History Team MDY / LBR
Saturday 17th October

Year 11 – Science – Mock Exam Revision

Y11 Enterprise (small cohort)

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangMr Brown and the Science Team

Miss Sherry

CCN
Saturday 31st October Year 11 – English – Mock Exam Revision Mr Daniels and the English Team SSN
Saturday 7th November Year 11 – Maths – Mock Exam Revision Miss Kenney and the Maths Team IRE
Saturday 30th January Year 11 – Health & Social Care – Exam Revision Miss Fallows LHN
Saturday 6th February Year 11 – Science – PPE Revision Mr Brown and the Science Team TBC
Saturday 20th  February Year 11 – English – in advance of PPE Exam Mr Daniels and the English Team SSN
Saturday 27th   February Year 11 – Maths – in advance of PPE Exams Miss Kenney and the Maths Team IRE

The Saturday School schedule will be further extended in the Spring and Summer Term as we head towards the final exams.

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangAdditionally, we will be offering sessions in February Half-Term School, Easter Holiday School and June Holiday School.

ACE Meetings

We have re-established our ACE Meeting programme at Key Stage Four so that student and parental meetings are staged throughout the year to address under-achievement and gaps and to provide targeted (and funded) support for specific interventions.

Key Stage Four Isolation Work

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have extended the role of our SLT KS4 Lead (Sam Sullivan) and the provision of Show My Homework so that we can set work for those students isolating immediately and now via SMHW on an individual basis.

KS4 Reports

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe have re-designed Year 10-11 Reports so that all academic guidance is provided by the KS4 Lead (alongside further SLT support as required) so that feedback is directive and clear and is heavily focused on KS4 progression.

Data Checks

We have installed an extra Data Check – having withdrawn it under ‘well-being’ direction – so that staff and students remained focused on their progress and interventions can be immediate and responsive to gaps.

Y11 Mock Exams

The Year 11 Mock Exams have been re-designed to include preparatory and assessment work to ensure they check and review ‘lockdown’ content and have catch-up materials to address gaps.

Course Booklets

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangAll subject areas have produced a string of course booklets designed to enable rapid course content coverage and structured notes which assist students in systematically covering content and developing subject skills.

Revision Support

Xổ số ba địa điểm An GiangWe are funding or part-funding a wide range of KS4 revision materials for students in order to facilitate and structure revision throughout the academic year.

Evaluation

We have re-instated Data Checks in Year 11 and Year 13 on a half-termly basis and this information, alongside mock exam results, is used to gauge progress and to seer interventions where required.

The Data Checks also informed KS3 and Year 10 interventions, and whilst clear plans are already formulated, we have retained a flexibility to allow to these to be altered according to need.