St Barnabas

St Barnabas' CE Primary School and Nursery

Serve with Hope and Encouragement to Learn and Love
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Covid-19 Catch Up Funding

£11,200 Covid Catch Up Premium funding has been allocated to St Barnabas'.

The funding has been designed to mitigate the effects of disruption and impact on children’s learning in Years 1-6.

We have explored different options to ensure the funding has the greatest impact on our pupils.

We have registered for the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) for our Reception Class.  NELI is a high-quality, evidence based, 20 week intervention designed to improve the language skills of children in Reception Class.

Reading is a high priority in every class and some Catch Up funding will be spent on resourcing our reading scheme - particularly to support phonics.  Specific focus (in school and by Ofsted) is on the lowest 20% of readers in each class and plans are in place to ensure these pupils are receiving the appropriate support and can make accelerated progress.  We have commissioned and Early Reading Review with an Ofsted inspector to look at our Early Reading provision at school and the impact on pupil outcomes throughout the school.​

St Barnabas' Covid Catch Up Plan 2020-2021

We have registered for the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) for our Reception Class.  NELI is a high-quality, evidence based, 20 week intervention designed to improve the language skills of children in Reception Class.