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Year 7 Catch Up

Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

What is Catch-up Funding?

The Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium is additional funding provided by the government to schools for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). The expected standard identified is a level 4 or above (Approximately 96 with the new KS2 scores).

The purpose of this funding is to enable schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive small group support, for those pupils who most need it.

1.      Allocation of funds 2016-17

Total number of year 7 students

143

Number of year 7 students eligible for catch up funding

19 students with average KS2 of 96 or less

17 students with Maths KS2 score of 96 or less

26 students with English KS2 score of 96 or less

Total Y7 catch up funding

£11, 793

2.    Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for literacy and numeracy catch-up)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor literacy skills)

A.       

12 years of below or significantly below attainment on entry. Poor literacy, often below Secondary School ready expections. In current Y7, there is a higher than national average percentage of students with a KS2 prior attainment of level 3 or lower.

B.       

12 years of below or significantly below attainment on entry. Poor Numeracy skills, often below Secondary School ready expectations. In current Y7, there is a higher than national average percentage of students with a KS2 prior attainment of level 3 or lower.

C.       

Student aspirations do not always take them outside of the immediate Westbury area. Through student voice, it has become apparent that this impacts upon their drive to achieve within school.

 

Planned expenditure

Barrier

Strategy

Involving

Rationale

Evidence of impact

Cost

RAG and comment on impact

B + C

Upgrade Centre academic interventions for Maths.

 

Y7 Catch up students with KS2 numeracy scores lower than 4 (Approx. new KS2 score 96 or less)

1:1 or small group intensive numeracy support to ensure students are Secondary school ready and aims to narrow the gap with peers.

There was a robust programme of Maths intervention through the year. This had an impact through mentoring in registration sessions and in lesson teaching.  

MBU3 data Maths:

Year 7 within 0.2 of overall P8 score.

 

£5000

 

 

B + C

Reading Buddies Scheme with HLTA and KS5 students

Y7 Catch up students with KS2 literacy scores lower than 4

Peer to peer reading aims to increase student confidence with reading and break down the barrier in lessons.

93% of the students made significant improvements in their reading, spelling and comprehension from Sept 2016 to July 2017.

£2000

 

 

A + C

Accelerated reader programme

Y7 Catch up students with KS2 literacy scores lower than 4 (Approx. new KS2 score 96 or less)

1:1 or small group intensive literacy support to ensure students are Secondary school ready and aims to narrow the gap with peers. Star tests carried out 3 times per year.

Accelerated reader star tests show the following progress:

-          Year 7 reading age +0.08, from level 3a to 4b average.

Development of independent reading in PM registration has increased the focus on reading.

Implementation of new marking for SPAG strategy which is now in implementation to support not secondary ready learners with written work.

£1500

 

Bespoke support to be implemented to further improve this provision.

 

Marking for SPAG strategy needs to be monitored and reviewed.

B + C

Year 7 homework club

Y7 Catch up students identified

Key students identified will attend weekly homework club with their Progress Leader and TA’s. Aims to support catch up students with their independent learning tasks and develop organisational skills.

Attendance is good and progress leaders have identified students who regularly miss homework deadlines each week and encourage them to attend.

£100

 

Enhanced finer monitoring across year groups.

A + B

Increasing the number of teaching groups in English and Maths

Y7 catch up students

We create additional English and Maths classes for students identified as not Secondary school ready. Aim is to narrow the gap with peers.

ELP groups in English and Maths with no more than 5 students has allowed more frequent and purposeful support for not secondary ready learners. This has also allowed all classes to be smaller in size and provides similar support.

£5000

 

 

 

 

 

Total expenditure

£13, 600