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Catch -Up (Boost) Funding 2021-22

The school closures of the last two years have meant that our Boost plans have altered once again.  Each year group has highlighted specific areas of weakness and class' learning altered and organised accordingly. 

Mrs Cope was due to come into school each Tuesday and Wednesday to enable us to reduce group sizes and provide intensive, identified support.  This has unfortunately been hampered by staff absence and the need to utilise Mrs Cope in a class teacher role.  However once staffing returns to usual then Boost sessions will again be introduced. Throughout this term we have also been able to release some staff to work with very small groups or individuals and this will be enhanced in 2022.


Boost learning

Our Boost sessions (our name for Catch-Up) will enable every child to receive an additional focused hour of learning for each of Arithmetic, Reading and Writing.

Boost sessions will be taught to smaller groups as we will be increasing available teacher time in the school day.  We feel that this model will have most impact for our children and allow us to deliver quality learning that every child can access. 

Teachers plan the work carefully and our Boost sessions began after the October half-term.  Sessions are addressing the gaps that children have been assessed as having in each of the areas.

The smaller groups created by having 3 teachers will enable the work to be appropriate and targeted  for each child.

Progress from starting points will be monitored and adjustments made when necessary.  Success will be evident as each unit is taught and will ultimately lead to increased rates of progress throughout the year with an improvement in the children's End of Year Attainment being the ultimate goal. 


As a school we have made a decision not to access the National Tuition Programme in it's original format.  The recent changes to the scheme may see us operate some level of tuition after the school day for identified children and delivered by staff who are known to the children.