Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Academic Year 2017-2018

The Year 7 Catch Up Funding is a government initiative designed to target resources on those students who have not met expectations in the Key Stage 2 tests in English and Maths. Previously, the Department for Education (DfE) provided us with an additional £500 for each student below Level 4 in reading and maths so that we could deliver extra support to help these students to ‘catch up’.

This has changed in that the funding allocation but we expect to receive £6128 based on historic need, rather than the specific number students below expectations.   Students’ progress will be monitored carefully to ensure that the Catch up programme is having an impact. The details of how the school plans to use this funding to support our students and boost their English, Maths and basic skills are outlined below.  The Year 7 Catch Up strategy will be reviewed fully to evaluate its impact and to inform planning for September 2018, but ongoing monitoring will take place as part of our ongoing strategic self-evaluation.

 

Year 7 Catch-up Data Table 2017-2018

Male
Number and %
Female
Number and %
Total and %
Year 7 on roll 73/50% 74/50% 147/100%
KS2 Maths < 100 10/14% 11/15% 21/14%
KS2 English < 100 17/23% 15/20% 32/22%
KS2 Average high school ready <100 10/14% 10/14% 20/14%

 

Key Stage 2:  Proportion of Students Meeting Expectations On Entry

Reading GPS Maths Writing (TA) Secondary Ready
National 71% 77% 75% 76%
School 77% 84% 84% 83% 79%
Difference +6 +7 +9 +7

 

Current Strategies & Expenditure

Strategy Cost Intended Impact
2 small literacy groups for 2 lessons each per week from October delivered by SENCO and HLTA

 

 

£3150 To raise literacy levels of students within the groups by at least 1 SAS across their reading, comprehension and spelling. To further develop  grammar techniques and handwriting. For students to make progress towards their challenging end of year targets in English.
2 hours maths intervention by specialist maths teacher for students from mathematics

 

 

£4000 To work on individual skills and breakdown numeracy barriers to allow more independent working and curriculum access. For students to make progress towards their challenging end of year targets and gain confidence within Mathematics.

 

 

Reviewing Academic Year 2016-2017

 

The Year 7 Catch Up Funding is a government initiative designed to target resources on those students who have not met expectations in the Key Stage 2 tests in English and Maths. Previously, the Department for Education (DfE) provided us with an additional £500 for each student below Level 4 in reading and maths so that we could deliver extra support to help these students to ‘catch up’. Last year we received £5,500 in Catch Up funding.

For 2016-2017, this has changed in that the funding allocation is £6128 based on historic need, rather than the specific number students below expectations.   Students’ progress is monitored carefully to ensure that the Catch up programme is having an impact. The details of how the school plans to use this funding to support our students and boost their English, Maths and basic skills are outlined below.  The Year 7 Catch Up strategy will be reviewed fully to evaluate its impact and to inform planning for September 2017, but ongoing monitoring will take place as part of our ongoing strategic self-evaluation.

Year 7 Catch-up Data Table 2016-2017

Male
Number and %
Female
Number and %
Total
Number and %

Year 7 on roll

59/50% 58/50%

117/100%

KS2 Maths
(Score less than  100)

17/29% 16/28%

33/28%

KS2 English
(Score less than  100)

19/32% 14/24%

33/28%

KS2 Average high school ready
(Score less than 100)
17/29% 15/26%

32/27%


Key Stage 2:  Percentage of Students Meeting Expectations on Entry

Reading GPS Maths Writing (TA) Secondary Ready
National 66 72 70 74 53
School 70 74 73 74 53
Difference +4 +2 +3 0 0

 

Strategies, Expenditure & Impact

Strategy Cost   £6762 Impact – Based on summer 2017 Data
2 small literacy groups by HLTA following specific programmes.

Partially fund accelerated reader

Small English group 3 lessons per week

£2762

 

£1500
PP/SEND
Match
funded

17/22 pupils involved are now on target or at depth within English.

5/22 pupils are working towards. No pupils are below target as all have made good progress with the support of the catch up plan. In addition basic screening scores indicate that pupils have made incremental progress with their individual reading, comprehension and / or spelling skills.  All books are coded using accelerated reader across school, library, and SEND providing a more consistent approach to reading material.

2 Small maths group 4 lessons per week £2500 matched  send/pp

 

11/22 pupils involved are now on target within Mathematics

7/22 pupils involved are working towards their targets and still on track to make progress in Maths. 4 pupils are still below target and will continue to receive support next year.

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