Alleyne’s Academy Catch-up Plan 2021 onwards
At Alleyne’s Academy we firmly believe that high quality teaching is the most important aspect of school life. Through outstanding teaching and learning and high quality educational experiences we are able to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve their potential.
The challenges of COVID-19 were wide ranging, and we are proud that during the historic periods of school closure, Alleyne’s Academy has continued to offer a unique educational experience:
In order to ensure that all students were able to access learning and continue to progress:
Despite the extensive provision and opportunity it is recognized that students need to be supported in returning to school. In order to be ready to welcome our students back to learning and school life we have an extensive catch-up programme;
Teaching and whole school strategies
Supporting great teaching
CPD for staff on adapting their planning to respond to ‘virtual’ need.
Focus on a knowledge rich curriculum.
Year 8 into 9 transition programme including meets’, visits and virtual guidance.
Identification of students who will struggle to get back to school – to be invited to discuss, visit or walk through the building over the summer holiday.
Built strong relationships with students and parents and these are maintained wherever possible.
Year 11 into 12 transition programme including extensive programme of introducing students to the policies and practices of Sixth Form life, and a programme of transition work along with transition days with live teaching and learning opportunities designed to bridge the gap from GCSE to A Level study.
Continuation of Y8 and Y11 Bridging Projects for movement into Y9 and Y12.
Extended safeguarding and SEND team to respond to the needs of individual students.
Pupils Assessment and Feedback
Assessment plan adapted to ensure regular assessment that is timely and informs teaching and learning. Including; Year 8 Transition tests in June.
Baseline assessment activities (in class) for Year 9, 10 and 11 in order to consolidate summer homework/ bridging projects and identify further gaps in learning. Teaching and learning to be amended accordingly.
A Level ready class assessment for Year 12 (September).
Year 10/ 12 assessments to be investigated for the Autumn term.
Departments to submit a plan of delivery for all Year 11 & 13 courses (in the first instance) to accommodate gaps in learning opportunities and revision/ coursework organisation. To present the plan at line management meetings in September with Headteacher and/ or senior line managers.
Amend the assessment overview and curriculum maps in light of external examination series adaptations.
Summer work for all year groups
NB: All summer work is to be acknowledged, this could be in the form of achievement points/ praise home.
Marking and feedback policy reinstated in September to ensure personalised feedback.
PET- Xi Summer school for Years 9 and 10 (10 and 11 next academic year)
All departments have a personalised programme of support and have submitted a revised curriculum plan for Year 11 & 13. Including production of Guided Learning Documents.
Mentoring programme in Year 11 & 13.
HOPE project for identified students to continue
Literacy and numeracy small group tuition provided in school
Assistant SENDCO appointed to target support with SEND students and provided after school tuition
All departments offer an extended school provision through after school learning or equivalent/ catch-up.
Supporting parents and careers through communication through Headteacher updates and the school website.
Virtual recordings of all information evenings.
PET- Xi Summer School for Years 9 and 10 (10 and 11 next academic year)
Access to Technology
All classrooms are ‘live teaching’ ready in order to be ready for any further remote learning and to support students removed from lessons.
A set of laptops is available for eligible students to loan to access live learning, even when not in the classroom.
Costings: March 2020 – Present