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Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium

In 2013 the Government made a commitment to provide annual additional educational funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who had not achieved the expected standard in reading and/or mathematics at Key Stage 2. The information on this page shows how we used this funding in the last academic year and the impact that it has made and what we plan to do this year.

Rationale
Students receiving the year 7 catch up premium will be identified immediately from KS2 data.  A range of evidenced based strategies will be used to help these students catch up and make rapid progress so that they are able to achieve as well as their peers.  Pupils receiving year 7 catch up funding will be tracked and monitored as a separate cohort of students.  Their progress will be scrutinised and early interventions put in place to ensure successful outcomes.

Outlined below are the details of the year 7 catch up funding from 2015/16.  There was a significant reduction in the amount of funding the school received, so interventions and equipment from previous years were used again with the main costs this year being on staff to deliver.

Number of eligible pupils 2015/16: 50 pupils = £25,500.

 

Expenditure 2015/16

English

 

 

Cost

English catch up 1 hour a week for 1 term.

Specialist transition teacher hourly rate x 38 wks

£1520

In class TA support

HLTA

£10, 903

Intervention groups1 hour a week for 1 term

HLTA hourly rate x 15 wks

£330

 

Mathematics

 

 

Cost

Maths catch up 1 hour a week for 1 term

 

Specialist transition teacher hourly rate  x 38 wks

£1520

In class TA support

HLTA

£10, 903

Intervention groups1 hour a week for 1 term

HLTA hourly rate x 15 wks

£330

 

 

Evaluation of impact 2015/16

% of the year 7 catch up cohort making at least good progress against Key Progress Indicators

 

English

Mathematics

 

End of year progress at least good

 

End of year progress at least good

 

Year 7 catch-up premium

 

 

86%

 

100%

Year 8 catch-up premium

 

86%

 

88%

Year 9 catch-up premium

 

84%

 

81%


 

Plans for 2016/17

Total funding for year 7 catch up will be the same as last year = £25, 500.  We have identified 112 students who we feel would be eligible for the funding and intervention as follows:

•    15 students who did not meet expected standards in Maths only

•    30 students who did not meet expected standards in English reading only

•    67 students who did not meet expected standards in both

 

Spending this year will mostly be used for staffing costs to run intervention groups, one to one tuition where possible, and support in lessons.  Programmes and tools previously paid for will be used such as:

•    Lexia programme

•    ERR programme

•    Accelerated Reader

•    The Reading Cloud

•    Symphony Maths

•    Numicon

•    E-reader

•    Rapid Plus reading programme