Year 7 Catch Up Premium

What is Catch Up Premium?

From January 2013, the Department for Education allocated Y7 Catch Up Premium funding for children who failed to achieve Level 4 in English and/Mathematics in their KS2 SAT examinations at primary school. All schools can choose how to allocate the Catch Up funding within clear DFE guidelines.

Lowton C of E High School received £3,500 for the academic year 2015-2016.

How We Used Catch up Premium Funding in 2015-16

We provided a variety of bespoke interventions for all pupils requiring additional support in English and/Mathematics in Year 7. In the year 2015-16, Lowton C of E High School spent the Catch up Premium in the following ways:

Intervention Type

Cost

Catch up premium small group maths provision

3 x 500 = £1500

Catch up premium small group literacy provision

2 x 500 = £1000

Catch up sessions from MFL

2 x 500 = £1000

Total Catch Up Spend

£3500

How We Measured Impact in 2015-16

All Catch up Premium pupil progress is measured against KS2 SAT levels on arrival to the school in Y7, for pupils starting with us before the October census. Pupil progress is then compared to teacher assessment to measure ongoing progression and future intervention requirement. Based on the pupils receiving this catch up funding last year they following progress was attained:

English

Maths

Average Pupil Progress by sub levels for pupils <L4

+4

+3

These pupils made above expected progress as they secured more than one full National Curriculum Level in these Core Areas.

Expected / Good progress is normally 2 sub levels per year, or 2 national curriculum levels over 3 years, for non disadvantaged pupils without barriers to learning.

Planned Use of Catch Up Premium Funding in 2016-17

We will continue to provide a variety of bespoke interventions for all pupils requiring additional support in English and/or Mathematics in Year 7. This year the school has estimated funding of £5,000 and has allocated intervention support as follows:

Intervention Type

Cost

Catch up premium small group maths provision for 4 students

£2,000

Catch up premium small group literacy 1 to 1 support for 1 student

£500

Catch up premium small group literacy

£1,500

Paired reading from January 2017 with a qualified teacher

£1,000

Total Catch Up Spend

£5,000

The 2016/17 funding allocation will be confirmed in Feburary 2017 and an impact report will be published in July 2017.

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