Barley Close Community Primary School
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COVID Catch up premium

In academic year 2020-2021 the catch up premium was used to employ a teacher 2.5 days a week to run catch up groups and support children whose data showed gaps.

  • 2 mornings year 5 split 3 ways. this was to boost children's self esteem and address gaps.
  • 3 afternoons supporting reading groups, EAL support group, greater depth vocab group.



Term 1 was used to address gaps and complete baselines. Professional dialogue with teachers  identified children who in term 2 would benefit from some additional support. This was in the form of tutoring. This was led by the Deputy Head teachers and TAs and focused mainly on reading in yr 1-6.



We ran two cycles of tutoring. Term 1-3 focused on maths and English across KS2. It was led by TAs and our DHTS. Term 4-6 focused on Year 6 and preparation for secondary school and was led by TAs. 


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
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